How can we mend the wounded world if we are open wounds ourselves? Team-curated by MFA candidates and recent grads Sarah Ballard, Magdalena Bermudez, Luciana Decker, Sam Drake, and Liyan Zhao this program will feature a selection of films featured at the 2023 Flaherty Seminar.
Amir George creates spiritual stories, juxtaposing sound and image with a non-linear perception. He creates fragmented vignettes that conjure the secret life of objects both found and collected. The characters that inhabit his stories tend to dwell outside of social norms and exist in the space between and in the process of becoming. Amir’s short films have screened at film festivals including BlackStar Film Festival, Rockaway Film Festival and Camden International Film Festival, as well as cultural institutions, including Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Moma PS1; Royal College of Art; Museum of Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles; and Museum of Contemporary Arts Detroit.
The Department of Film, Video, Animation & New Genres presents their annual Animation Showcase featuring the latest work of prospective BAs. Programmed by Ethereal Animation prize winner, Elizabeth Whelan, the theme for the animated showcase this year is expression. Student work demonstrates creative expression and highlights their passion for animation in all forms: 2D, stop motion, cutout and 3D animation. Come and show your support for the animation area and the future animators of today!