What’s Happening

May 20, 2011

The Katonah Museum of Art and ArtsALIVE! presented
The First Annual John Jay Student Film Festival.

A panel discussion with industry professionals was followed by an hour of juried short films in the Sculpture Garden at The Katonah Museum of Art.

The panel included:
CHRIS WEDGE – An Oscar winning film director, producer, and co-founder of Blue Sky Studios.
ROBERT KESSLER – Grammy award winning composer, sound designer, and producer/director of voice recordings at Kessler Media Productions.
VANESSA SMITH – Producer, director and cinematographer for PBS, BBC, Discovery, and
more. Visit at www.vanessasmithfilm.com.
BRIAN ACKERMAN – Programming Director at Jacob Burns Film Center.
SARAH FIELDS – A documentary filmmaker, member of the International Council of Advisors for the Asian University of Women, and a student at Reed College.

The panel was moderated by Diane Nerwen, who teaches video and photography at John Jay High School. Diane is also a video artist and has screened her experimental and documentary videos at film festivals and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, the Guggenheim Museum in NYC, and Berlin Film Festival in Germany.

The Film Festival Student Committee included Connor McCune, Sarah White, Krista Ritterhoff, Maya Felder, Christoph Sawyer. Community Members who coordinated the event are Ran LaPolla, Jeanne Markel, Kelly Miller, and Donna Walsh.

Student Films presented:
Tim Troiano, “Walking”; Karie Eng, “Bizarre Daydream”; Connor McCune, “Followed”; Tim Troiano, “Flicked”; Sam Wolfson, “The Open Road”; Emma Harckham, “Nine Crimes”; Sophie Cowley, “MoMA”; Maya Felder, “Symphonies”; Isaac Sims, “What Goes Around Comes Around”; Mike Weiss, “Mine”; Laurel Chase, “The End”; Emily Curran, “Paint a Face”; Max Vuolo, “Human Snake”; Tania Hernandez, “The Shadowlands”; Sarah White, “Prom: A Mockumentary”; Jake Fein, “Whiteboard”; Emma Callen, “Walk”; Connor McCune, “Howl”; Max Gold, “Seinception”; Laurel Chase, “Foreign Film” .

Sponsored by Acadia on Main in Mt. Kisco, and by Rooftop Films of Brooklyn, NY.

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