CONTACT: MARY GERAGHTY KENYON
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0011; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: March 1, 2001
UI film students' award-winning work on display at
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Five graduate students in the University
of Iowa Film and Video Production program have earned national and international
awards for their work, including slots in prestigious film festivals.
"The Two Boys," a video by Jason Livingston,
an advanced M.F.A. candidate in film production, won the Artistic Directors
Award for Poet of the Cinema at Cinematexas, a short film and video festival
held in October 2000. More information is on the Web at http://www.cinematexas.org/.
Livingstons film, which is about tropical memory and lost footage, also
played as part of the On the Waterfront program at the Rotterdam International
Film Festival (http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/2001/overview.shtml?en+116123+321085+321065+news)
"How to sleep (winds)," an experimental
landscape film by Rebecca Meyers, a third-year M.F.A. student, won a Directors
Citation in the 2001 Black Maria Film Festival (http://ellserver1.njcu.edu/TAEBMFF/bmff/bmff_home.html)
and will be screened at the Ann Arbor Film Festival (http://www.aafilmfest.org/)
on Friday, March 16.
David Ellsworth, a first-year M.F.A. student, will
screen his Super-8 collage film "Undivided Attention" at the upcoming
2001 U.S. Super-8 Film & Video Festival in Rutgers, NJ (http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~nigrin/super8.html),
as well as at the 2001 South by Southwest Film and Video Festival in Austin,
Texas in March (http://www.sxsw.com/2001/).
"Four Days on the Gulf Coast," a video
by Liz Cole, a third-year M.F.A. student, will be screened at the 2001 Indie
Memphis Festival (http://www.indiememphis.com/),
which is being held June 14-17. Cole describes her video as "a road movie
about a teenage girl seeing the ocean for the first time."
Dustin Morrow, a first-year M.F.A. student, won third
place in the music category of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Foundation College Television Awards for "Passerby," a three-minute
digital piece that questions the classically romantic notion of the soul mate.
This award is also known as a "College Emmy." More information is
available at http://www.emmys.tv/foundation/college.htm
UI graduate programs in film and production are part
of the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature, which is in the College
of Liberal Arts.