News archives 2008 - 09
Jeff Silva wins grant and award
In June 2009, former FSC-Harvard fellow Jeff Silva was awarded a LEF Foundation production grant for his project Variations on Amerika, a documentary film about a young couple from Kosovo who fled their homeland for asylum in the California to find the American Dream. In July, his documentary Balkan Rhapsodies screened at the 2009 Royal Anthropological Institute film festival (RAI) and garnered the Basil Wright Film Prize for "a film in the ethnographic tradition, in the interest of furthering a concern for humanity in order to acknowledge the evocative faculty of film as a way of communicating their concern to others.".
Rebecca Meyers premieres film and wins artist fellowship
The latest 16mm film by FSC-Harvard fellow Rebecca Meyers, night side, received an Honorable Mention at the Milwaukee Underground Film Festival in May 2009. It is currently screening at festivals around North America, and will have its UK premiere later this month at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Meyers was also awarded the 2009 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship.
Toby Lee's video installation and screening event in and about a small abandoned cinema in Greece
Screening: Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 8pm
The filmmakers describe this as "a collective exploration of a forgotten space, a glimpse of all that emerges in time – onscreen and in situ."
The title comes from the Greek word epikaira, meaning current, present, actual, timely, opportune, well-timed, seasonable, in season, a propos, in good time, at the right/appropriate time, dominant, dominating, strategic, effective, suitable, newsreel, newsfilm. Anepikaira is the opposite of epikaira.
This project is supported by the Film Study Center at Harvard.
About the fellow:
More information at www.iwishicoulddescribeittoyoubetter.net/anepikaira
On Monday, May 4th at 7pm the Harvard Film Archive will show DEMOLITION (2008)
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J.P. Sniadecki Wins Award
Film Study Center fellow J.P. Sniadecki was awarded the Joris Ivens Award at Cinéma du réel, Paris on March 14, 2009 for his latest video produced in the Film Study Center and Sensory Ethnography Lab, "Chaiqian," that explores the human and urban ecology of a demolition site in Chengdu, western China.
Three Film Study Center Fellows to participate in Arts First
For the first time, the Film Study Center will be taking part of Harvard's annual Arts First festival, which runs from April 30 - May 3 this year. Films created by Film Study Center-Harvard fellows during their fellowship will be individually screened on Sunday, May 3, 2009, starting at 1 PM, CCVA room B04.
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