Future of Cinema Film Festival 2014

Michael Mittelstaedt
October 6, 2014

One of the highlights of the fall semester is always the Future of Cinema Film Festival, a special event that we hold on campus for young filmmakers. The 2014 Future of Cinema Festival, which will happen in just a few short weeks, allows students to immerse themselves in screening short films from other young filmmakers from around the world and a chance to work with notable guest artists.  

This year, our first guest is Terence Nance, a film artist whose practice includes installation, performance, music, and moving images. His first feature film, "An Oversimplification of Her Beauty," is an IFP Narrative lab alumnus and premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and went on to play over 50 film festivals worldwide.  

Our second guest is Sam Cullman, Oscar-Nominated director of "If a Tree Falls" and most recently award winning director of "Art and Craft."  Art and Craft is a documentary following the story of Mark Landis one of history's most unusual and notorious forgers of fine art paintings and drawings.  He gave away all his fakes instead of selling them.  

It's both a great opportunity to celebrate filmmaking with the students and guests, but it is also a time, because of the nature of filmmakers, that we can share the events of this festival with other arts departments like Visual Arts, Comparative Arts, and the musicians of Singer Songwriter, who have interest in intersecting topics as Motion Picture Arts.