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Student film accepted into International Shorts Program of the Albuquerque Film and Media Experience

Posted on April 25, 2013

A short film created by five students in MSUM’s Cinema Arts & Digital Technologies Department was accepted into and screened at the International Shorts Program of the Albuquerque Film & Media Experience in Albuquerque, N. M. Guests at the festival included Robert Redford and Giancarlo Esposito, and competing films featured actors Morgan Freeman and Armand Assante. The students’ film, titled “Necropolis,” was one of four American films in the shorts category; six others were international films. “Necropolis” was also an official selection in the 2013 Maryland International Film Festival. Read the rest of this entry →

Raymond Rea’s documentary to screen at British Film Institute’s LGBT film festival

Posted on February 27, 2013

Raymond Rea’s (Cinema Arts and Digital Technologies) short documentary “A Difference” has been accepted to screen at the British Film Institute’s London LGBT Film Festival. “A Difference” examines the intersection of racial difference and gender transition.

“Cleaning Lady” continues festival run

Posted on March 20, 2012

Cinema arts and digital technologies professor Tom Brandau’s film “The Cleaning Lady” continues its festival run this spring. A dramatic short, which deals with the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, the film has screened at numerous festivals over the past year including the Langston Hughes Film Festival in Seattle, the South Dakota Film Festival and the Louisville International Festival of Films. In February, the film screened at the Texas Black Film Festival in Dallas and this month it will play at the Green Bay Film Festival, the Carnival Film Festival and the Ft. Myers Film Festival. “The Cleaning Lady” was written/ directed by Brandau and  produced by Janet Haak, director of study abroad.

FM LGBT film festival at Fargo Theatre Sept. 16-17

Posted on September 15, 2011

The third annual Fargo-Moorhead Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Film Festival is taking place Sept 16 and 17 at the Fargo Theater. Screenings will be Friday at 8pm, and Saturday at 3pm and 8pm. Each screening has unique content. Tickets: $5/screening or $12/pass.

Sponsored by: the MSUM Film Studies program, the MSUM Women’s Center, the MSUM Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the MSUM College of Creative Arts, the Fargo-Moorhead Pride Collective, and the NDSU Center for Equity and Diversity

LGBT film festival runs Sept. 16 & 17

Posted on August 25, 2011

The third annual Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival takes place Friday, Sept. 16 (screening at 8 p.m.) and Saturday, Sept. 17 (screenings at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.) at the Fargo Theatre in downtown Fargo. Thirteen films will be screened. Read the rest of this entry →

Kristjansson-Nelson presents film at Minnesota film festival

Posted on August 02, 2011

Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson, Cinema Arts & Digital Technologies, presented her film, Sveit, at the Free Range Film Festival in northern Minnesota on Saturday, July 30.  K-Nelson also attended the Rural Arts Culture Summit, June 8-11 in Fergus Falls, where she presented an artist’s talk, her film Sveit, and assisted in facilitating an open space work group on the topic of the rural aesthetic.

Percussion Quartet, Kenyon Williams to perform at festival

Posted on April 12, 2011

The MSUM Percussion Quartet, directed by Kenyon Williams, Music, will perform at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16 at the Fargo Moorhead Percussion Festival at West Fargo High School, hosted by Chris Mahan. After their performance, Williams will present a hands-on clinic entitled “Samba! A New Kind of Swing.” The Festival will feature a full day of performances and clinics by ensembles from across the region, including NDSU, Valley City State University, the Nightfire Drumline, and area high schools. Admission is free and registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

Film student wins honor at SD film festival

Posted on October 07, 2010

Film Studies student Conor Holt won Best Family Film for The Librarian’s Assistant, a short film he entered in the South Dakota Film Festival in Aberdeen, S. D., last month. You can see Conor’s film at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU-EpkhSljM

Other student screenings included Ben Pimlott’s Foli Simultanee and Patrick Wynne’s Timeline Alpha. Faculty screenings included Ray Rea’s film, Cat’s Cradle, and Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson’s film Sveit. Rea and Kristjansson-Nelson, along with Film Studies instructor Anthony Ada, accompanied 30 students to the festival, which featured guest composer Kyle Eastwood, a regular collaborator on films with his director/actor father Clint Eastwood. The younger Eastwood composed music for Letters from Iwo Jima, Million Dollar Baby and Gran Torino. Eastwood led a workshop on scoring and music composition for film.

The festival included a workshop and panel discussion on diversity and the business of acting run by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), with guest presenters Chris Eyre (Director, Smoke Signals), Rene Haynes (Casting Director, Twilight saga) and others.

Film student recognized at film festival

Posted on August 18, 2010

Conor Holt, MSUM Film Studies student, was recently recognized at the 2010 Quiet on the Set Short Film Festival. Holt’s short film, The Librarian’s Assistant, was given the award for Best Acting. The festival received over 65 entries, and was held at the Pohlad Auditorium in the Hennepin Country Central Library in downtown Minneapolis, with an awards gala at the Uptown Movie Theatre on August 15.

Jennifer Tuttle film accepted to Canadian film festival

Posted on April 29, 2010

89 Second Productions, a production company co-founded by Jennifer Tuttle, Theatre Arts, had a short documentary film, The Collector, directed by Ryan Kipp, accepted to the Canadian Film Centre’s World Wide Short Film Festival. As a co-producer, Jennifer will be traveling to Toronto the first week of June for the screening and promotion of the film at the Festival. While there, she will also be participating in master classes, such as “Director-Actor Relationships,” and “The Poetics of Transmedia Storytelling” throughout the week.

Jennifer Tuttle film accepted to Canadian film festival

Posted on April 27, 2010

89 Second Productions, a production company co-founded by Jennifer Tuttle, Theatre Arts, had a short documentary film, The Collector, directed by Ryan Kipp, accepted to the Canadian Film Centre’s World Wide Short Film Festival.  As a co-producer, Jennifer will be traveling to Toronto the first week of June for the screening and promotion of the film at the Festival. While there, she will also be participating in master classes, such as “Director-Actor Relationships,” and “The Poetics of Transmedia Storytelling” throughout the week.

Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson’s Sveit to exhibit at Wisconsin film festival

Posted on April 13, 2010

Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson‘s experimental documentary, Sveit, will be exhibited at the 2010 Wisconsin Film Festival. Sveit will screen at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 17 at Madison’s Play Circle Theatre.

A geneography of memory and place, Sveit was shot in a rural village on the north coast of Iceland. The filmmaker traces her family’s history and emigration from Iceland to the United States, while unpacking memories and stories of her grandfather’s experience as a New American in North Dakota. Meanwhile Kristjansson negotiates the relationship between landscape, language, mythology and ritual with the help of the local 1st – 4th grade Icelandic children. Sveit was funded in part by the Bush Foundation, the Corporation of Yaddo, the Fulbright Association, and Skaftfell Menningarmidstod. Read the rest of this entry →

Brandau screens two films

Posted on August 27, 2009

Tom Brandau, Film Studies, had two films screened at festivals over the summer. His film “Mr. Brown” screened at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival in late May and another film, “Heavenly Sight” screened at the Delray Beach Film Festival (Florida) in May and the Shamrock Film Festival (Minneapolis) in July.  “Heavenly Sight” was awarded Best Screenplay and Best Actor honors at the Shamrock Fest.

Film Festival This Weekend

Posted on June 09, 2009

The Fargo-Moorhead Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Film Festival will take place this weekend! For more information and a detailed program please see our web site, http://www.mnstate.edu/film/festival/

Screenings are at the Historic Fargo Theater

Friday, June 12 @ 8 pm

Saturday, June 13 @ 3 pm & 8 pm

Each screening will show different films. All screenings are FREE!

This festival is co-sponsored by MSUM, NDSU, and the Fargo-Moorhead Pride Committee.

 

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