sfai news

April 18, 2011

MFA Film and Video Screening at SFMOMA on May 13

Friday, May 13, 2011, 1­–4 pm
Phyllis Wattis Theater, SFMOMA
Free and open to the public

As we enter the 21st century, it is our mandate to create strategies for global and technological collaborations, which are essential tools for innovative and expanded cinematic expression. Groundbreaking models for storytelling are being designed to feature digital approaches such as streaming media, social network systems, and pervasive and hybrid media elements.

At this year’s MFA Film and Video Screening, we are proud to show not only the productions of our graduating MFA students, but also the efforts of first-year MFA students who have worked together to create a collaborative cinematic experience.

Inspired by the reading “Po: Splitting Apart" from the ancient Chinese text I Ching, the projects explore themes of loss and disintegration, yet together they weave connections through the investigation of altered states, unstable perception, and the lives of characters in transition. Continuing the tradition of experimentation for which SFAI is known, the films offer an exciting introduction to compelling new filmmakers.

The screening features the work of graduating MFA Film students Charles Chadwick and Andrew Lennox, as well as Ryan Wylie, Li Chen, Chulki Choi, Eliane Lima, Jamie Hull, and Lindsay Tully.