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...

An audience sits in crowded theater.

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...

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...