Part 1 of 3 of 'Corridor'. Corridor is a three channel interactive video installation. Kiss, Marathon, and Graveyard symbolize the beginning, middle, and end of life. It distills what has already been converted, by media and reflection, into the past. The corridor itself – designed to surround the viewer in transit – reminds us that we are all only travelers through this time and place. Produced, directed, and edited by Art Nomura. Sound Design by Rodger Pardee.
Best Experimental Film, Kansas City Film Jubilee Fest 2009; Best Experimental Film,US Super 8mm and Digital Video Festival, Rutgers University 2009; Honorable Mention, River’s Edge International Film Festival 2009 Official Selection 2009: Ann Arbor Film Festival, Big Muddy Film Festival, Antimatter, VideoFest Dallas, Athens International, Experiments in Cinema, Videopolis Baltimore, Atlanta Underground, and others.
Birmingham Sidewalk Film Festival, 2013; Dallas Video Fest, 2013; Bare Bones Film Festival, 2012; Mississippi International Film Festival, 2012; Atlanta Underground Film Festival, 2012; South Alabama Film Fest, 2012
"Other People’s Footage: Copyright vs. Fair Use" probes the contentious issue of authors claiming "fair use" for a production integrating selections from other individuals’ creations, including digital footage, clips from fiction or nonfiction films, sampling of music and sound. "Other People’s Footage" interrogates the arguments for and against fair use in light of copyright rights.
A meditation on violence and visual tropes at the movies, "Pure" celebrates the visceral pleasures of cinema. Music by The Jesus Lizard. Please play full screen with headphones at top volume!
Official Selection of the following film festivals: Berlin International Film Festival Mill Valley Film Festival Atlanta Film Festival Rooftop Films Summer Series (NYC) Ourense International Film Festival (Spain) Curtas Vila do Conde Film Festival (Portugal) Ahmedabad International Film Festival (India) MoliseCinema (Italy) Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival
In Motion, from UFVA member Laura Vazquez.
After a sexual assault, a college aged woman is faced with difficult decisions regarding her health and her future. This short narrative film engages with the question of consent and the quick response of friends who, perhaps unintentionally, blame the victim.
Written and directed by Alex Forni; Co-written by Courtney Oakes; Produced by Courtney Oakes; Co-Executive Producers: Laura Vazquez and Randy Caspersen; Director of Photography: Corey Kile; Featuring: Alexi Langlois, Dan O'Reilly, Kaitlyn Finkelstein
"Lost Colony" reflects on the human toll that big business chicken processing takes on black women in the rural South. Interviews with female poultry workers are juxtaposed with songs and excerpts from a church service in Murfreesboro, NC
Produced and directed by Caroline Stephenson. Edited by Jochen Kuntsler.
This short film consists of footage shot in the New York City Subway with a digital point-and-shoot camera, overheard voices and a personal monologue in a meditation on the repetitive nature of urban working life.