We’ve compiled a list of film opportunities available to students at Haverford. For the most part, these are extra-curricular events open to all students, however, these opportunities are also linked to production courses here at Haverford. If you’re interested, check out the Independent College Programs page as well as the Bi-Co Film Studies page in the Tri-Co Course Guide for updates about production classes available to students. Take a look at our list, see what strikes you, and contact us if you would like to learn more about the opportunities listed below!
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The Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities
The annual Tri-Co Film Festival features the work of students from Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges, covering a variety of genres and aesthetics. All Tri-Co students are eligible to submit short films completed after June 1, 2015. Films may be no longer than 10 minutes in length and must not be works-in-progress. Shorter works in the 1-5 minute range are STRONGLY encouraged. Films done outside of coursework are eligible. This year we will also consider submissions consisting of interactive digital media content, such as websites, online maps, video games, etc. Applicants interested in submitting this kind of work should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a project description and a link, if applicable. More information here.
Projects DUE: Friday, April 22, 11:59 pm
Strange Truth Film Series
STRANGE TRUTH 2016 offers up bodies: bodies in labor and in ecstasy, bodies inscribed by history and time, bodies conducting the sacred, bodies memorialized or erased, bodies retrieved through ritual and performance. Featuring films by Natalia Almada, Alan Berliner, Stan Brakhage, Bruce Conner, Kevin Jerome Everson, Chan-kyong Park, Carolee Schneemann, Chick Strand, and Hope Tucker, this year’s series tells strange truths about the bodies we inhabit and the concepts that animate them. All screenings to be held at Bryn Mawr Film Institute or Haverford College. Each will be followed by conversations with filmmakers and critics.
Remaining Screenings in the Series:
HOPE TUCKER PRESENTS THE OBITUARY PROJECT
Wednesday, March 30
Chase Auditorium, Haverford College
Hope Tucker will screen several videos from The Obituary Project and clips from other completed and in-progress obituaries. She will discuss the Project and her research based practice as a whole, highlighting her use of the photograph as a site of study and research; as a material object integrated into moving image work; and as a mode of production that incorporates, performs, and remakes the still image as fact and fiction.
MANSHIN: TEN THOUSAND SPIRITS, Chan-kyong Park, 2013, 104 min, Wednesday, April 6, 7:00 p.m. Bryn Mawr Film Institute
Manshin: Ten Thousand Spirits is a filmic portrait of Korea’s greatest living shaman Kim Keum-hwa. Artist and filmmaker Park Chan-kyong masterfully narrates a lifetime of hardship endured in a country that has undergone various traumas of colonialism, war, and division of the state through re-enactments and original footage of shamanic rituals performed by Kim. The screening is followed by a conversation between filmmaker Chan-kyong Park, Hank Glassman, Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Haverford College, and Liz Park, curator of the exhibition Among the Unburied (March 18 – April 29, 2016) at Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College.
WORK ETHIC: THE FILMS OF KEVIN JEROME EVERSON: Thursday, April 14, 7:00 p.m., Sharpless Auditorium, Haverford College
The films of Kevin Jerome Everson explore the lives and gestures of working class African Americans using a dizzying array of techniques: direct observation, found footage, reenactments, archival materials, scripted scenes, interviews, and more. This program samples a small number of Everson’s over 125 films.
“In Everson’s cinema, Black people are neither victors nor defeated. Neither defeated, undone, nor recomposed. They are and remain undefeated.” —Emmanuel Burdeau
A conversation with Kevin Jerome Everson will follow the screening.
FIRST COUSIN ONCE REMOVED, Alan Berliner, 2013, 79 min, Wednesday, May 4, 7:00 p.m., Bryn Mawr Film Institute
FIRST COUSIN ONCE REMOVED, Alan Berliner’s deeply personal portrait of Edwin Honig, his cousin and mentor, is a first-hand look at Honig’s journey through the ravages of memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease. Edwin Honig—poet, translator, critic, and teacher—wrote dozens of critically acclaimed books. FIRST COUSIN ONCE REMOVED artfully documents Honig’s condition with compassion, portraying his life with the same raw honesty that resonates in his poetry, written amidst a lifetime steeped in tragedy, love, loss, irony and literary daring. It is an unflinching essay on the fragility of being human and a stark reminder of the profound role that memory plays in all of our lives. Berliner will introduce the film and lead a post-screening discussion.
For more information about the series: hav.to/strangetruth
HCAH Film Festival Fund
The Hurford Center offers $1000 annually to offset fees for student mediamakers submitting original work to festivals. Rolling deadline. With the help of the HCAH Film Festival Fund students have shown their works in prestigious film festivals including The Black Maria, Crossroads, and The San Diego Asian Film Festival. Apply online here.
HCAH Flaherty Film Seminar Fellowship
Each year, the Hurford Center offers two fellowships for students to attend the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, the longest continuously running documentary film event in North America. The week-long seminar brings together over 160 filmmakers, artists, curators, scholars, students, and film enthusiasts to celebrate the power of the moving image. The deadline for this opportunity has passed, but students with a strong interest in Film Studies are encouraged to apply next year. As part of the fellowship, students will work with the Hurford Center to program and present an evening of selected films from the Seminar sometime during the fall 2016 semester, on the Haverford campus. More information concerning this screening will be announced soon.
Tuttle Summer Arts Lab
The Tuttle Summer Arts Lab allows faculty to pair with students on a project that undertakes artistic and makerly practices while keeping with the cross-disciplinary spirit of the Hurford Center. Funding is granted across a range of projects that include but are in no way limited to collaborative research and practice, curatorial apprenticeship, exhibition design, creative writing and poetry workshops and exercises, community building and outreach through the arts, as well as the production of multimedia works, broadly defined.
Summer 2016 Call For Applications
DEADLINE: Friday, April 8, 2016, 5:00pm
The John B. Hurford ‘60 Center for the Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce a new Tuttle Summer Arts Lab to take place during Summer 2016. The Summer Arts Lab Student Fellowship will offer students the opportunity to participate in a multiplatform documentary project with Haverford College’s Artist in Residence Vicky Funari.
Funari is currently producing the Pool Movie Project, a multiplatform documentary about older women, water, exercise, and community. The 2016 Summer Arts Lab will convene a team of artists, students, community members, scholars, and public health experts to collaborate in envisioning and creating elements of the project website and the community engagement campaign. The film, now in post-production, tells the story of an aqua-cise class held at a small suburban YMCA, attended primarily by 60-90 year old women. It traces the class’s final year in the old Main Line Y, as the branch prepares to close its doors forever. The film is a study of older bodies and souls in water, in motion, in transition, and in community with each other.
WHAT THE FELLOWSHIP ENTAILS
• Summer Arts Lab Student Fellows will work collaboratively with lead artists, women in the film, and advisors to help envision and design a project website and to produce audiovisual elements for that site, including video portraits and oral histories of community members.
• Student Fellows will also help lay the groundwork for a community engagement campaign to promote healthy aging.
• Student work will take place over 7 weeks, June 13 – August 1, 2016.
• The work will be carried out on the Haverford campus and in the surrounding region.
• Students will be provided with a stipend to cover housing and other living expenses.
• Haverford College will provide all necessary production and post-production equipment.
• Haverford’s Artist in Residence Vicky Funari will direct the Lab, and Emerging Artist in Residence Hilary Brashear will supervise Lab activities.
The Summer Arts Lab is open to Haverford students (including graduating seniors) from all majors, as well as Tri-Co students who are majoring at Haverford or who have completed substantial film-focused coursework at Haverford. Applicants must have taken at least two courses involving the production of digital media (photography, video, data visualization, web design, social media).
To apply, please email email@example.com with:
1. Name, Class Year, Major/Minor (or interests if undelcared), Advisor
2. a one-paragraph proposal explaining why you are interested in this opportunity and what you’d hope to bring to it;
3. a list of relevant courses you have taken; and
4. a resume with any previous film, video, web design, data visualization, and/or social media organizing work you have done, or any work around aging or public health.
DEADLINE: Friday, April 8, 2016, 5:00pm.
The Student Arts Fund
The Student Arts Fund helps students pursue creative interests that build upon and go beyond the offerings of our formal curriculum. Funding is granted across a range of projects, including film projects with requests not typically met by the materials available to students enrolled in film courses. Deadline: 2/28 hav.to/studentartsfund
Student Film Club
The Instructional Technology Center (ITC)
VCAM – Fall 2017
Set to open in the fall of 2017, the VCAM (Visual Culture, Arts, and Media) space will build on a decade of HCAH work, imagining Haverford’s Old Gym as a campus hub for film and digital media-making; curatorial experimentation and arts exhibition design; 3D printing, prototyping, and fabrication; and the critical study of visual and material culture throughout courses in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Anchoring this activity will be a new screening room, a central campus lounge and presentation space, and flexible studio/exhibition labs for students, faculty, and visiting artists.