IFS Spring 2023 Cover

Black Films Matter

Feb. 23, 2023

The CU Independent shares information about the group of films programmed by the International Film Series to commemorate Black History Month and the historic collaboration with the Center for African and African American Studies. "This Black cinema series was, in part, inspired by the community’s enthusiastic reaction to the showing...

Man behind bars

Former Grad Student Wins Tiger Award

Feb. 23, 2023

Former grad student Taylor McIntosh just won one of the 3 Tiger Awards for Short Film at Rotterdam Short films can be found at many places during IFFR: as part of video installations, preceding feature films at Pathé premieres and, naturally, in combined programmes. Films between 1 and 63 minutes...

Image of the planet earth from from Jeanne Liotta, “My Mind of Universes Erupting Continuously,” 2021, 80 looping handmade 35mm slide projection installation

Faculty in Action: Jeanne Liotta

Oct. 8, 2021

Jeanne Liotta (Associate Professor, Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts) has a Solo exhibition at the Microscope Gallery, NYC, The World is a Picture of The World , featuring a new body of work incorporating drawing, collage, photography, and projection that are inspired by and often include among their materials...

Up close picture of a super 8 camera lying in the grass, information stating "Student Award Showcase"

Student Award Showcase Fall 2021

Sept. 7, 2021

On Monday September 13th, join the CU Cinema Studies department in celebrating the winners of the Grillo Awards from the Spring 2021 production courses! Come out and support your classmates and fellow filmmakers. Show starts at 7:00pm in the VAC 1B20 auditorium. Admission is Free. The award is made possible...

CROSSROADS 2021 film festival poster

Faculty and Alumni Screening at CROSSROADS '21

Sept. 2, 2021

CINE Associate Professor Erin Espelie and CINE MFA Alumni Emily Van Loan each have a film showing in SF Cinem athequ e's CROSSROADS 2021 ! The festival features 61 works of film and video by 66 artists representing 22 countries and territories presented in 9 curated programs. Watch Erin and...

Promotional poster for the program, titled "On Fire in a Body of Water" then underneath, North American Landscape through experimental film then underneath it has the names of the filmmakers, Emma Piper-Burket, Jonathan Schwartz, Jessica Bardsley, Christin Turner, Kathleen Rugh, Thirza Cuthand, Sky Hopinka, Robert Todd, Eileen Roscina, Lukas Marxt, Emma Piper-Burket, Noah Rosenberg

"On Fire in a Body of Water" North American Landscape through Experimental Film

July 20, 2021

Mountains are burning, two children climb through the riverbed over slippery stones, cattle owners trim and soap their most prized steers for the show, something has turned a body of water into a boneyard. Taking its name from a poem by the late filmmaker Jonathan Schwartz, On Fire in a...

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Alumni premiere: FLYING BOAT

July 9, 2021

ASPEN, COLO. - July 8, 2021 - As if the skies adorned with thousands of sleek aircraft making their way to the largest aviation event were not enough to set the stage for the industry’s most prominent week (The 68 th EAA AirVenture Fly-in at Oshkosh, WI), add to the...

a group of Aspen trees with the eyeballs in the bark and a dancer running through them.

Faculty in Action: Kelly Sears and Laura Conway

July 7, 2021

Professor Kelly Sears directed and created a new music video for Sleater-Kinney’s "High In The Grass", a colorful and surreal ode to radical empathy and collective care. It is one of many of her inventive and affecting works. Watch it here . How did the collaboration with Sleater-Kinney begin? I...

Actors Isiah Whitlock Jr, Norm Lewis, Clarke Peters, Delroy Lindo, and Jonathan Majors, playing Vietnam War veterans in "Da 5 Bloods." The actors are consoling each other on the ground in a forrest

Shot on Film 2020

Dec. 23, 2020

Film is Dead? Think again… Shot on Film 2020* (16mm, Super 16, 35mm, 65mm, IMAX 15/70) *Pre-COVID 19 release schedule “Film has a quality that nothing else can duplicate… There’s a quality to emulsive print filmmaking, it’s like the highest level of an oil paint for an artist.” -Patty Jenkins...

Photo of Kelsey Bollig on set

Alumni In Action: Kelsey Bollig

Dec. 21, 2020

Alumni in Action: Kelsey Bollig BFA, Film Studies (2015) What have you been involved in since graduating from CU? Everything. I immediately moved to San Francisco a month after graduation and worked as a photographer for two years. I used photography to get down to LA where I switched gears...