Field-Of-Study: Film - Video
Sharon Hayes is an artist and an Associate Professor at The Cooper Union in New York City. In her work, Hayes engages multiple mediums–video, performance, and installation–in ongoing investigation into specific intersections between history, politics and speech. These relationships are central to all of her work from the 2003 performance and video installation: Symbionese Liberation
Daniel Garcia is a 2012 U.S. Rockefeller Fellow in film, and in 2011 he and his partner, Rania Attieh, were named among the twenty-five faces of independent film by Filmmakers Magazine. A native of South Texas, he earned a B.A. in philosophy before he went on to receive his M.F.A. in film from New York
Chris Doyle is an interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, New York. His most recent work explores the cultural construction of landscape. He has exhibited widely at venues in the U.S. and internationally, including at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Queens Museum of Art, P.S.1 Museum of Contemporary Art, MassMoCA, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Tang Museum,
Marco Williams is a filmmaker and a film educator. His directing credits include The Undocumented; Inside the New Black Panthers; Banished; Freedom Summer; I Sit Where I Want: The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education; MLK Boulevard: The Concrete Dream; Two Towns of Jasper; Making Peace: Rebuilding our Communities; The Pursuit of Happiness: With
Heather Courtney won an Emmy, an Independent Spirit Award, and a SXSW Jury Award for her film Where Soldiers Come From. The film received great reviews from the New York Times and the Washington Post, and was broadcast nationally on the PBS program POV in November 2011. It made several Top 10 films of 2011
Stacey Steers is known for her process-driven, labor-intensive films composed of thousands of handmade works on paper. Her recent work employs images appropriated from early cinematic sources, from which she constructs original, lyrical narratives. Through an intricate investigation of the nature of longing, she explores the ways desire provokes and mediates experience to create meaning.
Lynne Sachs makes films, installations, performances and web projects that explore the intricate relationship between personal observations and broader historical experiences by weaving together poetry, collage, painting, politics, and layered sound design. Strongly committed to a dialogue between cinematic theory and practice, she searches for a rigorous play between image and sound, pushing the visual
Rania Attieh is a 2012 U.S. Rockefeller Fellow in film. She and her partner Daniel Garcia were also named among the twenty-five faces of independent film by Filmmakers Magazine in 2011. Rania Attieh is from Tripoli, Lebanon. She has received her M.F.A. in Media Art Production as a writer/director of fiction from the City College
Mary Reid Kelley combines painting, performance, and a distinctive wordplay-rich poetry in her polemical, graphically stylized videos. Performing as a First World War soldier, a grisette in revolutionary Paris, or the Minotaur, she resurrects characters that embody particular facets of ideas in time. Her historically specific tableaux enclose dilemmas of mortality, sex, and estrangement, navigated
Hamid Rahmanian is a filmmaker and graphic artist. He was educated in Tehran, Iran, where he gained his B.F.A. in graphic design from Tehran University. His work as a graphic designer spans more than two decades. He owned and managed a top firm in Tehran for five years. In 1992, he received the highest honor
Terence Nance is an artist whose practice includes installation, performance, music, and moving images. Terence makes music under the name Terence Etc. 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.
Greg Smith makes videos and objects. The videos pivot around mechanisms and hand-made devices, equal parts precise engineering and haphazard artifice. They are built, used, dismantled, re-purposed, or forgotten in front of the camera. The objects make their own arguments for themselves, but their overriding purpose and that of Smith’s project is to better understand
Joshua Marston’s film work combines the tools of anthropological field work and immersive journalism to create narrative cinema that explores worlds through otherwise overlooked points of view. Maria Full of Grace (2004) tells a story about the drug war that eschews drug lords and DEA agents in favor of the perspective of a Colombian teenager—a
Ira Sachs is a filmmaker based in New York City. His most recent film, Keep the Lights On, premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and was awarded the Teddy Award at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival. Sachs’ previous work includes Married Life, The Delta, and the 2005 Sundance Grand Jury Prize–winning Forty Shades of