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Faculty News

Prof. Vincent Grenier's video, "Les Chaises," was shown at Crossroads in San Francisco on Jun. 7, 2018

Prof. Ariana Gerstein's video, "Skin in the Game," was screened at the Altered Esthetics Film Festival in Minneapolis, MN, on Jun. 1, 2018.

Prof. Tomonari Nishikawa's film, "sound of a million insects, light of a thousand stars," was shown at the University of Queensland Art Museum in Brisbane, Australia, on May 29, 2018.

Prof. Daïchi Saïto's film, "Engram of Returning," was screened at the Rubenstein Arts Center at Duke University on Apr. 12, 2018.

Prof. Monteith McCollum did a performance and screening at Sonoscopia Associação Cultural in Porto, Portugal on Mar. 7, 2018.

Cinema Alumni & Students News

(Cinema Alumni and Students: Please contact Kathy Horton, our department secretary, if you want us to post your announcement here.)

Aleksandr Rikhterman (calss of 2015) screened one of his documentaries, "Khammouane Vertical" at the 2018 Friday Harbor Film Festival as part of their explorer selection and it won Award of Merit in the documentary short category.

Michael Chernak (class of 2015) has been working on a video series titled "Home, A Queer Cooking Series," which has been featured in Bon Appetite, Food & Wine and NowThis News. You can read the articles from the links below.

Bon Appetit
Food & Wine
NowThis News

Steven Canals (class of 2005) wrote a script for a TV Series "Pose," which is scheduled to begin production in February in New York and slated to premiere on FX in summer 2018. You can read more about it from the link below.


Ken Jacobs Scholarship Awards

2017-2018: Nicholas Michalski & Ye Sin Kim
2016-2017: Emily VanLoan & Jenna Brady
2015-2016: Yerang Kang
2014-2015: Michael Chernak & Jingwei Li
2013-2014: Garrick Givens & Casey McCabe
2012-2013: Ryan Kimiecik & Samantha Abramovitz
2011-2012: Julia Jin
2010-2011: Andrea Kula & Peter Jordan
2009-2010: Jared Sussman & Eliane Ceballos
2008-2009: Nathan Ely
2007-2008: Laura Bennett & Brian Murphy
2006-2007: Dayna Moses
2005-2006: Jonathan Gettinger
2004-2005: Jarmar Banks & Dylan Dullea
2003-2004: Michael Lieberman & Miles McNulty
2002-2003: Tomonari Nishikawa
2001-2002: Joyce Oates
2000-2001: Peter Bianco & Madison Brookshire
1999-2000: Kristen Santarsiero
1998-1999: Sang-Hee Park, Aaron Nye & Matthew Thompson

Summer Scholars and Artists Program Awards

Jingwei Li
Project Title: From the Stars - Documentary about Autistic People in China

Alexander Leiss
Project Title: Banners in the Sky Documentary

Joshua Chorman
Project Title: Sustained glancing: Road-kill

Patrick Schechter
Project Title: Documentary on Marconi Tower

Foundation Award for Creative Work in Cinema (1979-2008)

2008: Jack Wilson
2007: Russell Peborde
2006: Alexandra Levashvili
2005: Ilya Shnitser
2004: Christopher Greene
2003: Joyce Oates
2002: Madison Brookshire
2001: Peter Bianco
2000: Ryan Heyner
1999: Sang Hee Park
1998: Hyangmee Bak
1997: Tamami Asada
1996: Yuk Yiu Ip
1995: Karen Jedrysik
1994: Susan Brunig & Vadim Genin
1992: Jason Detrani
1991: Ariana Gerstein
1990: Daniel Liss
1989: Stephen Grietzer
1988: David Vertino
1987: Stacy Rammacher
1986: David Gresalfi
1985: Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto
1983: Jan Novello
1982: Katsutoshi Murabe
1980: Paul Wood
1979: Kevin Crane


Contact: Kathy Horton, Department Secretary
607-777- 4998

Last Updated: 9/6/18