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SMS Faculty Member Lana Lin Contributed to Rosa Mercedes, Collab Between Journal of Visual Culture & Harun Farocki Institut

Faculty member Lana Lin contributed to Rosa Mercedes, a collaboration between the Journal of Visual Culture and Harun Farocki Institut: The short piece was inspired by Lin’s seminar, Uncanny Appearances: Analogue Apparitions and Digital Doubles, co-taught with Jonathan Bach.

Apply for Logan Nonfiction Program Fellowship

Fellowship Details The Logan Nonfiction Program offers two fellowship classes per year—one in the fall (October-December) and one in the spring (February-April). We welcome between 10-20 nonfiction writers, documentary filmmakers, photojournalists, podcasters and multimedia creators per class. Fellows are provided lodging, meals, workspace, professional guidance

IDA Documentary Awards Call For Entries

2020 Call For Entries Opens Monday, May 18! The IDA Documentary Awards is the world’s most prestigious event dedicated to the documentary genre, celebrating the best nonfiction films and programs of the year. It seeks to represent excellence in the documentary field from around the

What to Watch Online This Week

There’s still time to catch Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra‘s groundbreaking docu-thriller The Infiltrators in virtual cinemas across the country. Telling the stories of unjust deportation from within for-profit detention centers themselves, The Infiltrators follows a pair of radical DREAMers committed to exposing the truth of a broken system. The film is available to

How To Ace The Video Interview, 5/19

The Know-How: A Career Building Workshop Series We are excited to launch our new virtual webinar series, The Know-How. In this “new normal,” the video job interview is the preferred method of hiring for many companies. Making a great impression on-camera is essential and requires specific skills.

#VirtualVibez: A Digital Film & Music Festival, 5/30

#VirtualVibez is a digital film and music festival. Specifically, #VirtualVibez is a digital social gathering which showcases and celebrates music as well as short films by enterprising artists entangled with intriguing discourse led by keynote speakers. Our tagline is our goal. We aim to connect apart

Call for Entries: Austin Film Festival

The Austin Film Festival’s regular film deadline is coming up on May 22nd and they’ve extended their final screenplay deadline to June 1st.  Also, if you submit to their competitions, you automatically have the option to enter our Virtual Pitch Competition. To find out more info,

Virtual Internship Opportunity

Producer of the world’s most innovative Fashion X Sustainability projects has an UNIQUE Virtual Internship Opportunity for students and graduates from Business, Marketing, Tourism, IT, Media, Journalism, and Fashion programs. The agency has worked with over a hundred universities across the five continents and trained thousands of interns from all majors and

Bowery Film Festival: Call for Entries

Bowery Film Festival screens edgy, gritty, funny, and bombastic films on the Bowery in NYC. The Bowery is one of the great highways of humanity, of seething life, varied interests, fun, diverse culture, art, and rock-and-roll. Rather than conventional theaters, they screen films in the

Call for Entries, IDA 2020 Awards

The International Documentary Association is going to begin accepting submissions this upcoming Monday, May 18. Every year IDA presents the David L. Wolper Student Award, an award for a short or feature-length film or video, produced by registered, degree-seeking student(s). This award recognizes exceptional achievement

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Unprecedented Media

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Unprecedented times call for Unprecedented Media. The School of Media Studies is collecting student work made during and in response to the pandemic. Submissions are ongoing, but if you would like your work featured in the launch, please submit a link of your

Documentary Practice and Emerging Media Course Showcase Now Live!

Documentary Practice and Emerging Media Course Showcase Now Live! Professor Amir Husak’s Documentary Practice and Emerging Media Course has created a showcase of their work. Explore the showcase here! About the course: How do emerging media change the way we tell non-fiction stories? What kind of challenges

2020 Fine Cuts is Live!

2020 Fine Cuts is Live! Watch the trailer here Our 41st annual invitational film show is live for the first time here! Come and explore the outstanding student films selected by a panel of distinguished filmmakers. Explore the showcase here!

What To Watch This Week

This week, make sure to catch the virtual theatrical release of Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña‘s stop-motion tour de force The Wolf House, winner of the Cinema Tropical Award for Best First Film. “A visually engrossing, reference-rich and disturbing tale” (Hollywood Reporter), The Wolf House is easily one of the most accomplished, transporting, and


Kinoscope will run on May 7, 2020. It is an online screening, so students will be provided with a 48 hour pass to view films on their own time. Username: Member052020 Password: KSAccess2020

Art • Work • Place: Emergency Session II

ART • WORK • PLACE: EMERGENCY SESSION II Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:30 pm– 9:30 pm  EDT Via Zoom, free with registration Focusing on the impact of the current crisis on universities, debt organizing, mutual aid, and sharing resources, this second emergency session offers information