Man on bed with filmmaker Lynne Sachs visible in a mirror in the background. Still from Sachs's doucmentary Film About a Father Who (2020).

MDF2021 Program Announced!

Still from opening night artist Lynne Sachs's Film About a Father Who (2020). We're excited to announce the program for the 2021 Mimesis Documentary Festival, welcoming Featured Artist Pedro Costa! With 22 blocks of nonfiction programming and installation-based documentary by more than 80 artists from around the world, the second...

Headshot of Pedro Costa.

Announcing MDF2021 Featured Artist: Pedro Costa

The Mimesis Documentary Festival is excited to announce our 2021 Featured Artist: internationally acclaimed Portuguese director Pedro Costa. An award-winner at Locarno, Cannes, and many more, Costa's extensive career has transformed documentary and revolutionized the genres of docudrama and docufiction. Costa will present work from across his storied career, including...

On location (2019) at the San Francisco de Asís Mission Church in Taos during the Christmas Las Posadas celebration.

Doc on Campus: A World in the Evening

Stills from work-in-process A World in The Evening by Daniel Boord (Professor Emeritus Critical Media Practices) and Luis Valdovino (Professor, Art and Art History). On location (2019) at the San Francisco de Asís Mission Church in Taos during the Christmas Las Posadas celebration. This project is being photographed entirely at...

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Announcing Mimesis Documentary Festival 2021

The second annual Mimesis Documentary Festival will present August 4-10th, 2021 in Boulder, Colorado. As infectious political anxieties spread across the world, we are acutely reminded that media build power through discourse. In demanding times, it is crucial to provide alternative paths for works that are equally motivated by form,...

Still from Peter Hutton's 1979 film Boston Fire.

FxB: The Unwriting of Disaster

We are proud to announce the first installment of Flaherty x Boulder will take place at the first annual Mimesis Documentary Festival August 12-18, 2020 as an online program. All Mimesis programs and events are free and open to the University of Colorado Boulder community, including students faculty and staff...

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Crash Theory

Join us for a film screening event and Q&A with the filmmaker Adam Fish facilitated by an interdisciplinary panel. Free to the public. Food and drink provided April 1st 6-8:30 PM Case Auditorium Contact: hvaughan@colorado.edu We are in the midst of climate crisis. We create mass extinction, massacre the inhabitants...