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Presented by MFA Photography, Video and Related Media

MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Alumni Film Fest // Program 2

Nov 10, 2020; 7:00 - 8:30pm
A man and woman sit in the front seat of a car and look out on the road in front of them. The whole photo has a blue hue.

Sharon Mooney, still from The Story of Everything, 2018. Image courtesy of the artist.

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 after the screening (Meeting ID: 893 4571 2707; passcode: 453053).


Program 2 will feature:

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

Hanna Maria Anttila (2003) – Last Birds (15 min.)

Sophia Peer (2006) – Sound Effects (1 min.)

Diana B. Heise (2005) – Drum Speak (excerpt: 6 min.)

Ida Joglar (2011) – Evaporar (7 min.)

Allison Kaufman (2008) – 3rd Ave Car Dealership  (3 min.)

Sharon Mooney (2007) – The Story of Everything (14 min.)

Alice Benessia and Juan Recaman (2002) – Il Lavoro (19 min.)


Curated by program faculty members Grahame Weinbren and Liz Zito.


Program 1 takes place on Tuesday, October 13, and Program 3 takes place on Tuesday, December 8.


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

A still from a film; a person in a blow-up blue suit fills up a green taxi van with gas at a pump

Sophia Peer, still from Sound Effect, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist.

Two people on the ground in the woods surrounded by skinny trees topped with green leaves

Alice Benessia and Juan Recaman, still from Il Lavoro, 2019. Image courtesy of the artist.

Video Still from artist Sarra Idris, 2019.  Female figure in center of frame facing the camera wearing black dress and gold shawl with gold plated face covering holding a

Sarra Idris, Adam and Howa, 2019. Image courtesy of the artist.

Free and open to the public