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MFA Student Hao Zhou receives 2021 Student Academy Award Gold Medal

The Gold Medal for "Frozen Out" is the first award given to a student artist based in Iowa, and a first- time honor for the University of Iowa.
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Andy Owens' Recently Published Book, Desire After Dark: Contemporary Queer Cultures and Occultly Marvelous Media

Congratulations to Andy Owens on the recent publication of his book, Desire After Dark: Contemporary Queer Cultures and Occultly Marvelous Media.
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Associate Professor, Corey Creekmur, Receives Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant

The Mellon Sawyer Seminar will be co-directed by University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty members Corey Creekmur (Cinematic Arts, English, and Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies), Ana Merino (Spanish and Portuguese), and Rachel Williams (Art & Art History, Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies). Among their other professional interests and accomplishments, Creekmur edits the award-winning book series Comics Culture for Rutgers University Press and is First Vice President and a founding member of the Comics Studies Society.
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Christopher Harris to screen film at New York Film Festival

Associate Professor Chris Harris will screen his film Dreams Under Confinement, at the New York Film Festival in their Currents Shorts program. University of Iowa MFA alumnus (2018) Carl Elsaesser's 2021 film Home When You Return will have its world premiere in the same section of the festival.
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MFA Student Hao Zhou film project receives Greenlight Grant

Hao Zhou’s forthcoming feature film has been awarded a Greenlight Grant. Zhou will direct and act in the film, which he also cowrote. The project’s producer and cowriter, Tyler Hill, won the $50,000 grant to help fund the film’s production in 2022.
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Auden Lincoln-Vogel short film Selected in Cannes Film Festival's Cinéfondation Selection

Congratulations to Film and Video Production MFA student Auden Lincoln-Vogel on the acceptance of his short film Bill and Joe Go Duck Hunting into Cannes Film Festival's Cinéfondation Selection.
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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.