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Congratulations to Associate Professor Christopher Harris on being named F. Wendell Miller Associate Professor in Cinematic Arts!

In recognition of his outstanding work and his global reputation as a leading figure of experimental film and African American cinema, Associate Professor Christopher Harris has been awarded an F. Wendell Miller Professorship, one of the highest honors bestowed by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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Anna Morrison to give poetry reading for Brink literary magazine

Julia Anna Morrison, lecturer in the Department of Cinematic Arts, recently had three poems published in Brink, a literary magazine: https://www.brinkliterary.com/

Statement on Anti-Asian Violence

The Department of Cinematic Arts at the University of Iowa wishes to express its unequivocal condemnation of violence against Asian-Americans and people of Asian descent in the US and internationally. Like many, we were shocked and saddened by the horrific killing of eight people, including six Asian-American women, in Atlanta on March 16th. These crimes occurred amidst a surge in verbal and physical assaults against Asians during the Coronavirus pandemic, itself undergirded by a much longer history anti-Asian violence in which racism and sexism have long intersected.
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Stephen Wardell to screen Lillian Finds the Zombies at Visions du Réel international film festival

MFA student Stephen Wardell's film Lillian Finds the Zombies will premiere at Visions du Réel international film festival in Nyon, Switzerland, April 15-25.
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PhD Candidate Chris Wei receives Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Congratulations to Cinematic Arts PhD Candidate Chris Wei, for receiving the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from the Council on Teaching!
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MFA Student Stephen Wardell's film Psychic Meat to screen at Ann Arbor Film Festival

Film and Video Production MFA student Stephen Wardell's film Psychic Meat will be showing at Ann Arbor Film Festival in program 2 on March 23rd at 6:30pm central. 
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“Black Lives on Screen” series begins next week!

This spring semester, the Department of Cinematic Arts is hosting an online screening series, Black Lives on Screen, featuring the work of a diverse range of acclaimed African American and Black filmmakers, artists, and scholars. Intended to promote and celebrate the rich history and future of Black cinematic expression, the events will give UI classes, as well as individual students, staff, and faculty the opportunity to experience films ranging from the birth of cinema to the most recent documentaries, experimental shorts to mainstream blockbusters, and classic to marginalized or lost films.

Associate Professor Nathan Platte Receives FilmScene 2020 Visionary Advocate Award

Congratulations to Associate Professor Nathan Platte (UI, Music) on receiving FilmScene’s 2020 Visionary Advocate award. This much-deserved award speaks to the important impact of Platte's FilmCastPodScene podcast and related community work and research on sound in cinema.

Professor of Film Studies Michael Cowan featured in roundtable on "Useful Animation in Early Cinema"

Just before Thanksgiving, Professor Michael Cowan participated in the Domitor 2020 conference, where he discussed new research in a roundtable on Useful Animation in Early Cinema.
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Julianna Villarosa programming for Experimental Film Category in Slamdance Festival

Congratulations to MFA Candidate Julianna Villarosa, who has been a programmer for the prestigious Slamdance Film Festival's Experimental Category this year. The festival has just announced the full program that you can find in the link below, and in light of the pandemic, the screenings will be all online and free. The festival will run February 12-25, 2021.