Kyja K-Nelson’s films screened at Snowdance Film Festival

Two films by Kyja K-Nelson, Cinema Arts & Digital Technologies, screened recently at the Snowdance Film Festival in Washington. K-Nelson’s films, “Look Out Point” and “Sveit,” opened the festival on February 17. The festival’s theme was “Finding Home.” “Look Out Point” was also screened at the Milk Bar in the Sunshine Biscuit Factory in Oakland, Calif., in November. The evening […]

Kristjansson-Nelson presents film at Minnesota film festival

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 […]

Film Studies profs to exhibit new work at Athens film and video festival

Film Studies professors Ray Rea and Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson will be exhibiting new work at the 2010 Athens International Film and Video Festival. Both works combine elements of documentary, animation and experimental practice. Rea’s work, Cat’s Cradle, combines 16mm animation and analog rotoscope techniques with digital effects to tell a visual story of trial, error, and forgiveness. Kristjansson’s 30-minute documentary, Sveit, was shot in a rural village on the north coast of Iceland. Click headline to read more.

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

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. Click headline to read more.