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MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Alumni Film Fest // Program 1

7:00 - 8:30 pm
A female presenting person walks away from a gated structure. She wears a black dress that reaches her ankles, a shiny jacket with the hood up, and a gold face covering and she is holding a sheathed knife.

Sarra Idris, still from "Adam and Howa," 2019.

MFA Photography, Video and Related Media celebrates its first Alumni Film Festival, presented as several monthly programs throughout the fall 2020 semester. This series will share the recent work of 30 alumni from the past 28 years. With pieces in formats such as short form narrative, documentary, abstraction, environmental, music videos, installations, and more, this festival highlights the dynamic scope of video work emerging from the department and highlights its global alumni community and commitment to new directions the moving image. Click here to watch the YouTube livestream, and click here to join a discussion about the films on Zoom at 8:15pm ET.


Program 1 will feature:

Marcia Antabi (1997) – E O Amor Transborda (3h 36m)

Johanna Evans (2003) – Split/Screen Sky (or blue v. blue) (1h 49m)

Jessica-Sue Burstein (2003) –Chicken (26 min.)

Carlos V. Causo (1992) - TRIP (3 min.)

Madeliene Djerejian (1997) – Decima Campesina (15 min.)

Sarra H. Idris (1998) – Adam and Howa (8 min.)

Reynold Isto Reynolds (1995) – 1x7 (6 min.)

Matthew Sandager (1998) – Dear Henri (13 min.)

Lorenzo Triburgo (2005) – Stonewall Monumental Resistance (1 min.)


Curated by program faculty members Grahame Weinbren and Liz Zito.


Program 2 takes place on Tuesday, November 10, and Program 3 takes place on Tuesday, December 8.


Note: All events listed on sva.edu/events are in Eastern Time (ET).

Free and open to the public