FMA Live Stream Channel – Launch!

The FMA Screen in Annenberg Hall and FMA Live Stream are now playing student work 24 hours a day to a worldwide audience. The current lineup includes work from classes like Editing Film and Video, Experimental Video, and Graduate Advanced Videography, as well as early Termite TV episodes and selections from the 2009 Diamond Screen Film Festival. Check here for an up-to-date schedule. If you’d like to see your work on the LIve Stream and FMA Screen, speak to your production class instructor. Programming is curated on a class-by-class basis and through the Diamond Screen selection process. Information on proper formatting can be found here. —-FMA Channel Coordinator – Bruce James

Philadelphia Stories 7 airs on Friday and Saturday Nights

The series, airing on MiND tv (channel 35.1 and 35.2) on Friday and Saturday nights, features films by Temple students/ alum/ faculty such as Tina C. Morton, Ted Passon, Louise Akanlu, Mike Kuetemeyer and Anula Shetty, Laska Jimsen, Andrew David Watson, and more. Tomorrow night, Laska Jimsen’s Horse in the City: Lessons from the Bill Pickett Riding Academy Jimsen_Horse_in_City.jpg

Aesthetica Magazine – Short Film Competition

film-competition.gif“Aesthetica is looking for filmmakers who are driving the genre of short film forward through inspirational and innovative works. Whether you are fresh out of film school or have been making films for years, we want to hear from you. Accepting films in all genres: drama, documentary, music video, satire, comedy and artists’ film. This award offers the winner and runners-up a fantastic prize package, which will bring your films to a wider audience. The deadline for submissions is 30 April 2010. All winners will be notified by 31 May 2010 and the DVD will be released 1 August 2010.” For more details see the competition website.

Panel Discussion on the Works of Ryan Trecartin

A Panel Discussion on the Works of Wolgin Prize Finalist Ryan Trecartin October 7, 5:30 pm, Paley Library Lecture Hall Ryan Trecartin’s work advances understandings of post‐millennial technology, narrative and identity. Discussed from a variety of perspectives, panelists will examine issues of social media and networks; gender and aesthetic themes in video art; and more. Participants include Temple University’sGerard Brown, Chair of Foundations, Tyler School of Art (moderator); Scott Gratson, Director of the Communications Program and SCT Undergraduate Studies; Aaron Smuts, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy; Elisabeth Subrin, Assistant Professor in the Department of Film and Media Arts; and Andrew Suggs, Executive Director of Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia. This event is part of a series of collaborative public programs presented in conjunction with the Tyler School of Art’s Jack Wolgin International Competition in the Fine Arts

My Father, the Radical: Films by Children of Activists

My Father, the Radical: Films by Children of Activists Saturday June 6th, 7pm Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave (accessible by public transit–R8 and #18 & #23 bus) $5! Locally made chocolate and baked goods available for purchase. STILLbirthmarks.jpg Birthmarks, by Naima Lowe (29 minutes) Birthmarks is a nonfiction film by Naima Lowe featuring her father, Bill Lowe. The film tells the story of the series of small darks scars on Bill’s back that he got when the Newark Police beat him up in 1967, and the ways that fathers and daughters create beauty out of trauma, and art out of living. Using film, video, still photography, archival footage, music, and original writing by Bill and Naima Lowe, Birthmarks takes a complex and layered approach to storytelling that honors the scars of the past and sheds light on a father/daughter relationship in the present and future. gse_multipart11468.jpgForest for the Trees, by Bernadine Mellis (57 minutes)Filmmaker Bernadine Mellis is the daughter of civil rights lawyer Dennis Cunningham, who started out his career representing the Black Panthers and the Weathermen. Judi Bari was an Earth First! leader who was one of the first to place as much importance on the legacy and future of the trees as she did on timber workers’ lives and families. But that strategic relationship was too much of a threat. Her car was bombed in 1990, and three hours later, she was arrested as a terrorist–charges that were later dropped. Convinced it was a ploy by the FBI to discredit her and Earth First!, Judi decided to sue. Cunningham took on Judi’s case and after 12 years, Judi Bari v. the FBI finally gets a court date. Knowing this is one of her father’s most important cases, Mellis is there at strategy meetings, at breakfast, driving to and from the court, documenting her morally driven, very tired dad. Not your typical “Take your daughter to work day,” THE FOREST FOR THE TREES offers access to a piece of U.S. history that everyday grows increasingly resonant.