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1948: Creation and Catastrophe with Dr. Ahlam Muhtaseb

Please join us for Mediterranean snacks and a film screening and discussion of 1948: Creation & Catastrophe with the director Dr. Ahlam Muhtaseb on Thursday, November 3rd at 5:00 PM in the Visual Arts Complex Auditorium (VAC 1B20). Please RSVP here . The event is organized and sponsored collaboratively by...

Two polaroids from Gaada by Iva Radivojevic.

Masterclass: A Secret Cinema

“Life is always spectral, my life is always spectral, and in the trace is always life.” - Akira Mizuta Lippit on Jacques Derrida This masterclass will explore the idea of the Specter who is at the same time both visible and invisible. Perhaps haunting. Both biographical and autobiographical. The Specter...

MDF 2022 Programs Announced

MDF 2022 Programs Announced

Artist-focused, community-oriented, and committed to showcasing the infinite potential of nonfiction media, the third annual Mimesis Documentary Festival , August 2-7, 2022, in Boulder, Colorado, is an immersive theatrical and virtual slate of movies, workshops, and more with artists, producers, and scholars from around the world. Presented in conjunction with...

Audience with Frances Flaherty at the 1954 Flaherty Seminar.

2022 Flaherty Seminar Fellowships Now Open

The Center for Documentary and Ethnographic Media, in partnership with the Department of Critical Media Practices, the College of Media, Communication, and Information, and the Flaherty, is pleased to be able to offer two (2) in-person fellowship positions to the 2022 Flaherty Seminar. More information Each year the Flaherty offers...

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Mimesis Documentary Festival: Early Bird Submissions Now Open

Emerging from behind our screens, documentary creates new windows for experience and understanding... Discounted early bird submissions are now open for the 2022 edition of the Mimesis Documentary Festival . MDF returns to the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, Colorado August 2nd - 7th, 2022, showcasing personal, underrepresented, and culturally...

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MDF 2021 - In Review

In 2021, Mimesis held its first-ever hybrid (in-person + virtual) Documentary Festival, hosted in August by the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, Colorado with major support from the Stewart Family Foundation. An event attended by hundreds of artists, students, scholars, and members of the community, MDF showcased almost 100 works...