Chelsea Film Festival, FIT Student Filmmaker Panel


FIT hosted the Chelsea Film Festival that occurred last week. During which, there was a Student Filmmaker Panel, moderated by FIT professor Brian Emery. Speakers included (from the photo above): Sophia Huebschman (NYU), Kevin Shepard (FIT), Piotr Lewczuk (FIT), Beverly Ohle (FIT), Mary Cann (FIT), Monet Michael (FIT).

FIT is also the educational partner of the Chelsea Film Festival.




(Still from VIDEOFILIA)

As part of the Film and Media Screening Series,  and in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Peruvian filmmaker Juan Daniel F. Molero will presented his award-winning film VIDEOFILIA (and other viral syndromes) on Tuesday night (09/13). This psychedelic, tragicomedy takes place within the beautiful decay of Lima, Peru. The film is about Luz, a teenage misfit who spends her days surfing the internet where she meets an older slacker obsessed with conspiracy theories, video games, and porn. After nights of cybersex, the only thing left for them is to meet in person, but on the eve of that meeting, unusual events begin to unfold. VIDEOFILIA has won the Hubert Bals Award and the first Tiger Award for Peruvian cinema at the 2015 Rotterdam International Film Festival. A Q&A wth Molero will follow the film.


Associate Professor Michelle Handelman – Filmmaker Juan Daniel F. Molero – Assistant Professor Mario Valero. photo by Max Hechtman

The series is supported by the Diversity Council, the Student-Faculty Corporation, the School of Liberal Arts, the Department of Film, Media and Performing Arts and the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.

Next Screening: WELCOME TO THIS HOUSE, directed by Barbara Hammer, will screen on Tues, Oct. 25 at 6:30pm


Kevin Jerome Everson screened his film QUALITY CONTROL (2011) last week as part of the FILM + Media Screening Series.


(from left to right) Chair William Mooney, Kevin Jerome Everson, and co-chair Michelle Handelman

QUALITY CONTROL (2011), included in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, consists of a series of 16mm single take shots of the fine folks of Alabama producing a superior product. Filmed in the summer of 2010, in a dry cleaners facility in Pritchard, Alabama. Quality Control exhibits the acts as well the conditions around labor. It is similar stylistically, in form and rhythm, to certain scenarios in Everson’s award-winning and critically acclaimed previous films, including ERIE (IFFR 2010) and in thematic concerns to several other short form works which follow the daily, quotidian tasks of workers in rest and in motion, including the factory routine captured in the short film A WEEK IN THE HOLE (2001), which focused on an employee’s adjustment to materials, time, space and personnel. Principal cast includes Shay Wright and Annette Speight.

Next Tuesday IN THE MORNING (2015) by NEFERTITE NGUVU will be screening at 6:30PM in the D207 screening room.

Max Hechtman’s Film Sreening

Max Hechtman, Freshman Film & Media student, will be screening his short film, “I am Here,” at Anthology Film Archives as part of YoungFilmmakers NY on April 12th (32 Second Ave (@2nd Street), New York, New York 10003)!

 I Am Here selected for YoungFilmmakers NY
Tickets: $7
Tickets cannot be purchased online and must be purchased at the Anthology Film Archives Box Office on the day of the event, beginning at 5:30pm.
For more info about the film, visit
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K8 Hardy’s OUTFITUMENTARY Screening

K8 Hardy’s OUTFITUMENTARY screened as part of the FILM + MEDIA SCREENING SERIES on Tuesday, March 8. It was then followed by a Q&A with K8 and Michelle Handelman. 

“In 2001, artist and filmmaker K8 Hardy set out to document her daily outfits on video. Over an eleven-year period, until the camera broke, she captured these outfits – and outfitting- on a fairly consistent, if not daily basis. She used the same shitty, mini-DV camera and filmed in ever-changing living spaces and art studios in New York. What emerged is a record of the way a young, lesbian feminist dressed and styled in her “coming of age” and an examination of coded fashion statements.”




(From left-to-right: Michelle Handelman and K8 Hardy)