This is not Laura Thies’ first appearance in Alumni News – back in August we posted about her debut feature “Surviving Family,” which has continued to screen and earn distinction around the world. Laura is now embarking on another project, and she sat down with
Media Studies Alum Vanessa Bergonzoli (MA 2011) will be in attendance at The Academy Awards this year for her work co-producing Cynthia Wade’s Mondays at Racine, which was nominated for Best Documentary Short. Vanessa will be a guest of the Doc Studies Program later this Spring, post-Oscars.
High Tech, Low Life, a film produced by School of Media Studies Alum Trinidad Rodriguez (Doc Studies 2008) just finished up a run at IFC Center in New York. Congratulations Trinidad!
Hannah Fidell’s (MA 2012) film A Teacher has been selected in the Sundance 2013 category NEXT. NEXT features “Pure, bold works distinguished by an innovative, forward-thinking approach to storytelling. Digital technology paired with unfettered creativity proves the films selected in this section will inform a “greater”
Elizabeth Ellsworth’s and Jamie Kruse’s (MA 2005) co-edited book, Making the Geologic Now: Responses to Material Conditions of Contemporary Life, was published by Punctum Books. Jamie and Elizabeth are also collaborators on Smudge Studio. Smudge Studio has been granted funding for a three year research and
Department of Design Western Washington University The Department of Design invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate professor of Interactive Design beginning September 2013. For information on the Department of Design at Western Washing University, please check visit our
Jeremy Cohan (Doc Studies 2010) has received a Student Film Award from the Director’s Guild of America for his documentary short After, which focuses on suicide bereavement within a family. AFTER | A documentary short about suicide bereavement from Jeremy Cohan on Vimeo. All winning
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Anna Barsan (MA 2011) is creator and director of SIGNIFIED, which has just launched it’s third season. SIGNIFIED, an LGBTQ bilingual multi-media documentary web series, is thrilled to announce its third season. Shot in Colombia, Argentina & Cuba, SIGNIFIED’s latest season is spotlighting LGBTQ artists, activists
American Imam, the documentary directed by Doc Studies 2011 alum Donya Ravasani, will be featured in this year’s DOC NYC festival. Donya’s profile of an African American mosque leader, one of the most prominent and controversial Islamic clerics in the US who leads a community in
Rosario Garcia Montero’s (MA 2005) feature film Las malas intenciones (Bad Intentions) has been submitted by Peru for consideration as Best Foreign Film to The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences. Since its premiere in 2011 in Berlin, the film has won a number
Jun Oshima is a New York City based filmmaker and cinematographer, and graduate of the MA in Media Studies program at The New School. Prior to his career in film, Jun worked as an advertising executive with Tokyo Advertising and JWT Japan, where he worked
Laura Thies (MA 2008) and Mara Lesemann (BA 2007) – “Surviving Family” Featured at the Woods Hole Film Festival
“Surviving Family” is a feature film written and produced by Mara Leseman (BA 2007) and directed and edited by Laura Thies (MA 2008), both alums of The New School and the School of Media Studies. It was featured earlier this month in the Woods Hole
Media Studies student Hannah Fidell was recently listed in Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. To view more of Hannah’s work, visit her website http://www.hannahfidell.com/
Media Studies alum Niberca Lluberes’ documentary Madly Gifted, has been accepted as part of the workshop format for the 64th Institute on Psychiatric Services this coming October. Session will be held in the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers, located at 811 Seventh Avenue at 53rd Street, New
Niberca Polo’s (MA 2011) documentary Madly Gifted has been selected by the Institute on Psychiatric Studies, of the American Psychological Association as part of the workshop format at it’s 64th Annual Meeting. Madly Gifted explores the complexity of artistic talent and its relation to the
Bundled, Buried & Behind Closed Doors, Ben Mendelsohn‘s (MA 2011) thesis documentary, was featured on The Atlantic’s website, along with an interview. Ben worked with his advisor, Shannon Mattern, and others to explore what became the subject of his short documentary – the physical, tangible
Nathan Fisher’s (MA 2009) Thesis Film “The Unreturned,” had its NYC premiere at the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival on June 15th and 16th, 2010, at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater. Congratulations Nathan! If you’re interested in learning more about The Unreturned, you can watch