Professor Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson, School of Media Arts & Design, was named in the Official Selections of the 2018 Slamdance Film Festival. K-Nelson’s film Hús (House) was included in the highly competitive Documentary Shorts Competition. She represented her film at the screening on Sunday, Jan. 21. The film will play again on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Hús is a meditation on emigration and immigration as told through houses, and was shot in Iceland and the North Dakota. 

While attending the festival, K-Nelson caught up with MSUM Film alumnus Conor Holt, who was doing press coverage on Slamdance and Sundance for his Los Angeles based podcast One Week Only, which focuses on independent and international cinema.

The internationally renowned Slamdance Film Festival takes place in Park City, Utah. Slamdance was formed 23 years ago ‘For Filmmakers, By Filmmakers’, celebrating truly independent filmmaking.