Visiting Filmmakers Series at Mason

Visiting Filmmakers Series at Mason See your world differently. Images in movies, on television, and on the net move and inspire us, structure our ideas of race, class, gender, and sexuality, community and identity.

If you want to consider how images do their work, consider a minor in Film & Media Studies. The GMU minor in Film & Media studies explores mass culture in its visual manifestations and helps students develop an informed awareness of culture and media, ideological tendencies, and effects on daily experience. Committed to interdisciplinarity, the program addresses the increasing complexity and multiplicity of visual cultures and offers students the tools with which to read a variety of texts, including film, television, video, and new media. Most course work is offered through the Departments of Communication and English, with other courses available through the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, AVT, and Film and Video Studies. The two required courses provide an introduction to the languages of film and popular media and modes of analysis appropriate to each. They are prerequisites for all advanced work in the minor. Students select four additional courses designed to introduce a more specialized level of study. Students may decide to focus on film, television, or the study of mass culture, or they may choose some mix of courses that suits their interests.

Operating as usual

The NBA is blithely back to business as usual—and so are its reporters
03/11/2021
The NBA is blithely back to business as usual—and so are its reporters

The NBA is blithely back to business as usual—and so are its reporters

In March 2020, of all the news events announcing the impending threat of the coronavirus, the headline that definitively signaled to many Americans—many sports fans, anyway—that a pandemic had arrived was the National Basketball Association’s decision to suspend play. In the months that follow...

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03/01/2021

Visiting Filmmakers Series at Mason's cover photo

Visiting Filmmakers Series at Mason's cover photo
03/01/2021

Visiting Filmmakers Series at Mason's cover photo

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02/25/2021

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@browngirlsdocmafia @ywelbon @sistersincinema @filmgmu #GeorgeMasonUniversity #GMU #TransLivesMatter #gloriaallen #documentaryfilm #documentary #Art #bipoc #chicago @cberler @bsa_gmu

George Mason University School of Art
02/24/2021

George Mason University School of Art

George Mason University School of Art invites you to join us for a lecture by Rozeal, Thursday, February 25, 7:30pm (Eastern Time).

Rozeal (Formerly known as Iona Rozeal Brown) was born in Washington, D.C. Her paintings utilize traditional ukiyo-e printmaking techniques to meld Japanese folklore, geisha, kabuki, and ganguro culture, and burapan (which appropriates black culture imagery) with her own references to hip-hop and African-American culture. Brown’s experience as a DJ also informs her work.

The Visual Voices Colloquium is a professional lecture series hosted by the School of Art represents a window into the professional world of art and design. Speakers are chosen with faculty guidance to represent leading and emerging talented practitioners, as well as artists whose work lies beyond the subject areas of the program offerings. Mason School of Art students and attendees will be able to interact with speakers via a virtual Q&A following her lecture.

#afrofuturism #blackwomenpainters #blackculture #blackcultureandidentities #hiphop #graffitiart #kabuki #ukiyo-e #comsumerism #dj #fashiondesign #manga

https://art.gmu.edu/visual-voices/

02/20/2021
The Sun and The Medicine Man Teaser Trailer

The Sun and The Medicine Man Teaser Trailer

The Sun and the Medicine Man is a short film that follows a Mexican-American family living in and managing a small suburban motel. When the family travels to seek…

Film at Mason
02/20/2021

Film at Mason

🎥🎬 The Visiting Filmmakers Series Online: Black Lives Matter kicks off on February 26th! Join us for a conversation with filmmaker Luchina Fisher. Fisher discusses her film Mama Gloria, a feature documentary about a 74-year-old Black transgender activist named Gloria Allen, who came of age amid Chicago’s drag balls, transitioned before Stonewall and started a charm school for homeless trans youth. 🎥🎬

Tune in virtually - for free
FRIDAY, FEBRAURY 26, 6:00PM EST

For more details and to register, visit
https://vfs.gmu.edu/events/11716

@LuchinaFisher @mamagloriafilm
@browngirlsdocmafia @vfsmason @filmgmu @cvpaatmason @georgemasonu @mason_wgst @gmu_lgbtq @masonulife #FilmatMasonTogether #VisitingFilmmakersSeriesOnline #LGBTQIA+ #BlackLivesMatter #activists

Film at Mason
02/20/2021

Film at Mason

🎬 🎥 Join the Visiting Filmmakers Series: Black Lives Matter in conversation with Mason alum and screenwriter Hank Jones. After moving to Los Angeles to pursue his passion for scriptwriting, Jones harnessed his skills working as an assistant on shows like Dear White People, The New Edition Story, and `blackish. 🎬 🎥

Tune in virtually - for free
THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 7:30PM EST

For more details and to register, visit https://vfs.gmu.edu/events/11814

@vfsmason @filmgmu @cvpaatmason @ georgemasonu #FilmatMasonTogether @masonulife
#VisitingFilmmakersSeriesOnline
#screenwriters #BlackLivesMatter

Film at Mason
02/20/2021

Film at Mason

TODAY! Celebrate Andrew Jorgensen and his film The Sun and the Medicine Man. The film —based on a family legend from filmmaker Jorgensen—has been a work in progress for six years and follows a Mexican-American family living in and managing a small suburban motel.

The film screening and conversation will be available to watch starting at 7:30pm EST on the Center for the Arts website, page, and YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/370tvv8

#FilmatMasonTogether #alumni #filmmakers @filmgmu @ajorgensenfilm #thesunandthemedicineman @vfsmason @gmucfa @thesunandthemedicineman #thesunandthemedicineman

Film at Mason
02/20/2021

Film at Mason

🎬FILMMAKER FRIDAYS! In honor of Black History Month, we're recognizing a Black filmmaker who's about to make history: Ruth E. Carter. Ruth is about to become the first Black costume designer to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was also the first Black person to win an Oscar for Costume Design (for Black Panther). And she's previously been nominated for 2 other Oscars, for her work on Malcolm X and Amistad. She is also the Costume Designer for Coming 2 America, which will be available on Amazon on March 5th.
🖤🖤Over the course of Black History Month, we will be highlighting the work and legacy of Black filmmakers and their impact on society and the history of art. #filmmakersfridays #blackvoices #filmatmasontogether #BlackHistoryMonth #costumedesign #RuthECarter #BlackPanther

George Mason University's Center for the Arts
02/18/2021

George Mason University's Center for the Arts

The intersection between the creative sector and social justice movements is vital. Our series - The Artist-Activist: Centering Black Voices, is a space for renowned BIPOC artists to talk about that intersection, with the hope of igniting meaningful dialogue within our community and inspiring actionable tools for change.

So far, the series has featured Bree Newsome, Theresa Ruth Howard and Nicole Brewer. Leading opera singer and pivotal voice in classical music Lawrence Brownlee will speak at the next event on March 1. More info: https://bit.ly/3dkLmRl

#BlackHistoryMonth #MasonArtsAtHome #HyltonAtHome

College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University
02/18/2021

College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University

Film at Mason alum Andrew Jorgensen’s short film, "The Sun and the Medicine Man," follows a Mexican-American family living in and managing a small suburban motel. When the family seeks the assistance of a medicine man, they are given a jar of mysterious liquid which, with the power of the sun, heals their old physical wounds as well as some internal ones.

Watch the screening on the George Mason University's Center for the Arts website, page, and YouTube channel: https://buff.ly/3jYsk4l

Jorgensen is a Young Alumni Commissioning Project Award Recipient.

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02/12/2021

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01/27/2021

Congratulations @elegancebratton
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#VisitingFilmmakersSeries #Fall2020 guest and brilliant artist. We are so proud of you, so grateful for your work. Thank you for sharing your time and energy with us.
#pierkids #documentary #art #documentaryfilm ⭐🖤❤️💜🎥⚡
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Thank you @filmindependent for nominating @pierkids for the @strangerthanfiction #spiritawards2021 also thank @lavernecox for saying our name! Omg 😭 I Fu***ng Live for you sis!

01/20/2021
Film at Mason
01/18/2021

Film at Mason

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY!
Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts announces its third annual Young Alumni Commissioning Project with the goal of providing crucial support for our recent alumni’s artistic development. Up three recent CVPA alumni (2010 graduate or later) will be commissioned with funding of up to $5,000 to be used at the artist’s discretion to cover project-related expenses, including but not limited to: artist fees, licensing fees, equipment rental/purchases, and travel expenses, plus production and marketing support for a public presentation of the work at or through a Mason venue.

Join us for a virtual information session on Thursday, January 21. Application deadline is Friday, February 5.

Full details: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/.../young-alumni-commissioning-project

#FilmatMasonTogether #FilmatMason #alumni #WeAreMason #filmmakers #artists #storiesthatmatter @vfsmason

Film at Mason
01/17/2021

Film at Mason

🎬FILMMAKER FRIDAYS! Eugene Ashe is a Writer-Director whose film Sylvie's Love has recently received critical acclaim for its depiction of a Black love story in Harlem during the 1960's. Sylvie's Love premiered at Sundance in 2020 and is available on Amazon Prime Video. Ashe is also known for his feature film Homecoming, and is a former Sony Music recording artist.
🖤🖤Black voices need to be heard and we feel it's paramount to continue to give space and support to the historic Black Lives Matter movement. #filmmakersfridays #blackvoices #filmatmasontogether #eugenashe #sylvieslove

@filmgmuRegistration open for Spring 2021!FAVS 399 Afrofuturism and Their Kin Professor Nikyatu Jusu  Online, T 1:30-4:1...
01/14/2021

@filmgmu

Registration open for Spring 2021!
FAVS 399 Afrofuturism and Their Kin
Professor Nikyatu Jusu Online, T 1:30-4:10

Students will explore the history and contexts of Afrofuturism, which has roots in African American science fiction and now refers more broadly to literature, music, and visual art that explore the African diasporas experience. The course will focus on creative aspects, including short script-writing, filmic storytelling, and online discussion with working filmmakers.

Register now! This course is open to all students.

#FilmatMasonTogether #filmmakers #afrofuturism #spring21 @vfsmason

Watch #visitingfilmmakersseries guest Mr. Soul! The Movie and #goodtroublejohnlewis streaming at the wonderful Maysles C...
01/05/2021

Watch #visitingfilmmakersseries guest Mr. Soul! The Movie and #goodtroublejohnlewis streaming at the wonderful Maysles Cinema
https://vfs.gmu.edu/events/11390

Two phenomenal films from the past year are back in the Virtual Cinema by popular demand, MR. SOUL! and JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE streaming through January 31st!

Click over to the virtual cinema to catch them-> https://bit.ly/2LkMRD2

By Ashley Clark #2: William Greaves—What Time Is It?
12/23/2020
By Ashley Clark #2: William Greaves—What Time Is It?

By Ashley Clark #2: William Greaves—What Time Is It?

The new restoration of Greaves’s long-lost Nationtime captures an electrifying moment in Black American political history—and reveals a key piece of the filmmaker’s sui generis oeuvre

Film at Mason
12/23/2020

Film at Mason

Save the date for February 5, 2021. We will be hosting a Virtual Winter Warm-up and Production Fair! Get cozy at home while sipping on some hot cocoa in your favorite mug. Chat with Film at Mason faculty and staff, learn about campus resources, welcome back new and current students, and join us for fun games and prizes.

If you are directing a senior film, come prepared to pitch your project. Sign-ups will be provided for virtual student crew positions.

This event is open to all film, music, theater, and art students. The schedule of events and Zoom link are coming soon.

#FilmatMasonTogether #WinterWarmUp #ProductionFair #virtualevent #hotcocoa #crewup #filmmakers @cvpaatmason @vfsmason @gmusoa @musicatmason

Film at Mason
12/23/2020

Film at Mason

🎬FILMMAKER FRIDAYS! Filmmaker & former Pixar animator F rank Abney has quickly become one of the most talked about directors. His touching animated short film Canvas recently made its premiere on Netflix and has been moving people with its heartfelt story. Abney was also named one of Variety's 10 Animators to Watch in 2016 & he served as Executive Producer on the Academy Award winning short Hair Love.
🖤🖤Black voices need to be heard and we feel it's paramount to continue to give space and support to the historic Black Lives Matter movement. #filmmakersfridays #blackvoices #filmatmasontogether #canvas #animationisforeveryone #netflix #frankabney

GMU College of Visual & Performing Arts Alumni
12/15/2020

GMU College of Visual & Performing Arts Alumni

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY!

Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts announces its third annual Young Alumni Commissioning Project with the goal of providing crucial support for our recent alumni’s artistic development. Up three recent CVPA alumni (2010 graduate or later) will be commissioned with funding of up to $5,000 to be used at the artist’s discretion to cover project-related expenses, including but not limited to: artist fees, licensing fees, equipment rental/purchases, and travel expenses, plus production and marketing support for a public presentation of the work at or through a Mason venue. Join us for a virtual information session on Thursday, January 21. Application deadline is Friday, February 5.

Full details: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/about/alumni/young-alumni-commissioning-project

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Film at Mason
12/13/2020

Film at Mason

🎬FILMMAKER FRIDAYS! Huriyyah Muhammad is an award-winning writer, producer, and director whose projects include Farewell Amor, Outgrown, and others. Her work has been invited to the Sundance, Tribeca, Austin, and American Black Film Festivals. In 2018 she was a Sundance Creative Producing Fellow and in 2020 she recieved the Sundance Creative Producing Award for Farewell Amor. Muhammad also co-founded the Black TV & Film Collective, and has an MBA from NYU.
🖤🖤Black voices need to be heard and we feel it's paramount to continue to give space and support to the historic Black Lives Matter movement.
#filmmakersfridays #blackvoices #filmatmasontogether #blacktvfilmcollective

Film at Mason
12/10/2020

Film at Mason

🎬FILMMAKER FRIDAYS! Misha Green has become one of the breakout TV voices of the year with "Lovecraft Country" where she acted as showrunner. In the past she has created the historical adventure series "Underground", and she also wrote for Sons of Anarchy & Heroes.
🖤🖤Black voices need to be heard and we feel it's paramount to continue to give space and support to the historic Black Lives Matter movement.
#FilmAtMasonTogether #BlackLivesMatter #MishaGreen #LovecraftCountry #BlackFilmmakers #FilmAtMason

Film at Mason
12/10/2020

Film at Mason

⌛🎬😎📺Time /tīm/ (n): the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole. Watch Brianna Cabassa's music video, TIME, at this year's Virtual Fall Film Showcase!
1️⃣Watch the film NOW until Thursday, December 10th.
2️⃣Join the discussion with FAVS 365 (music video) filmmakers this Saturday, December 5th at 2:50pm.
👉Visit bio or link for more information. https://film.gmu.edu/events/mason-virtual-film-festival
#FilmAtMasonTogether #Onlinefilmfestival #MasonFall20Showcase

Film at Mason
12/10/2020

Film at Mason

🍅🎬📺The staff of a food bank in Fairfax, VA are coping with unprecedented levels of hunger due to the pandemic. Watch Layth Alwatban's short doc, FOOD FOR OTHERS, at this year's Virtual Fall Film Showcase!
🗓️Watch the film NOW until Thursday, December 10th.
👉Visit bio or link for more information. https://film.gmu.edu/events/mason-virtual-film-festival
#FilmAtMasonTogether #virtualfilmfestival #studentfilmmakers

Film at Mason
12/08/2020

Film at Mason

🖌️🎞️🍿FAVS 399 student, Mauricio Reyes, screens VENUS AS A BOY in this year's Virtual Fall Film Showcase! In this music video, overcoming artist’s block, a painter finally finds her source of inspiration and what ensues is an artist falling in love with their work.
1️⃣Watch the film beginning TODAY until Thursday, December 10th.
2️⃣Join the discussion with FAVS 399 (music video) filmmakers this Saturday, December 5th at 2:50pm.
👉Visit bio or link for more information. https://film.gmu.edu/events/mason-virtual-film-festival
#FilmAtMasonTogether #Onlinefilmfestival #MasonFall20Showcase

❤️ So proud of you Jada Salter
12/08/2020
William Salter's Granddaughter on Mission to Make Film About His Famous Song

❤️ So proud of you Jada Salter

A budding filmmaker is on a mission to spotlight and immortalize the accomplishments of her grandfather, three-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter, composer and musician William Salter, 84. He is the mastermind behind songs that have been passed through generations like "Just the Two of Us," "Where...

@filmgmu Excellent #FallFilmShowcase #2020 #Smart #Generous #Persistent #Creative #ThankYou ⭐s all. @cvpaatmason  @georg...
12/07/2020

@filmgmu Excellent #FallFilmShowcase #2020 #Smart #Generous #Persistent #Creative #ThankYou ⭐s all. @cvpaatmason @georgemasonu

Film at Mason
12/03/2020

Film at Mason

Leya Hale is a director & producer and a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota and Diné Nations. During the 2020 Sudance Film Festival, she received the Merata Mita Fellowship. Hayle is a PBS producer, has directed multiple documentaries including "The People's Protecters" and "Reclaiming Sacred To***co", and has won an Upper Midwest Emmy.
🧡🧡November is National Native American Heritage Month, where we recognize the contributions and accomplishments of the original inhabitants, explorers and settlers of the United States.
#FilmAtMasonTogether #nativeamericanheritagemonth #nativeamericanfilmmaker #blacklivesmatter #emmys #LeyaHale #FilmAtMason #PBS

Film at Mason
11/23/2020

Film at Mason

The Television Academy Foundation internship applications are now open. Remote opportunities are available for students interested in careers in television. These remote internships include full-time paid positions in directing, animation, casting, interactive media and more.

Students can now apply to the 2021 summer program at https://www.emmys.com/foundation/internships. Applications will close on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 8:00 PM EST.

If accepted to the program, students may count the opportunity for FAVS 450 Internship course credit.

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Each semester, the Visiting Filmmakers Series at Mason brings to campus a variety of films and directors. Our first guest, in 1995, was Cheryl Dunye: she inspired us to “make our own history.”

Since then, our programs include: Cameraperson and Kirsten Johnson, Whose Streets? and Sabaah Foyalan, Hooligan Sparrow with Nanfu Wang, The Unafraid and with Heather Courtney, Dark Money and Kimberly Reed, Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland, with Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, In the Last Days of the City with Tamer El Said, In Lorton's Darkroom with filmmaker and photographer Karen Ruckman, producer Emma Pearce, and photographers Calvin Gorham and Michael Moses El, Road Through War with Louie Palu, Visitor's Day (Día de Visita) with Nicole Opper, 13th with cinematographer Hans Charles, City of Trees with Brandon and Lance Kramer, A Conversation with Christine Vachon, and Field Niggas, with Khalik Allah.

See full list here: https://fams.gmu.edu/film-media-studies-visiting-filmmakers-series

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