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.