Is Film Art?
It is a good time for a discussion on the boundaries/intersections of art and of film. Caught up in the IT and digital revolution, for many film is a medium rather than an end in itself. For others it is a good night out or Netflix bingeing. For still others it is a canvas to work on. How filmmakers and media artists are categorized impacts: the ways in which audiences engage; the ways in which press and reviewers respond; the availability of support from institutions and organizations; and filmmaker careers.
1pm: Light Lunch served
1:30pm: Panel Discussion Begins
3-3.30pm: Open Forum
Moderated by: Hannah Jewell, Pop Culture host, Washington Post Video and author of “100 Nasty Women of History” and “She Caused a Riot.”
David Sterritt, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, Quarterly Review of Film and Video and Contributing Writer, Cineaste, Adjunct Professor, Maryland Institute College of Art, Professor Emeritus, Long Island University, National Register of Film reviewer, Library of Congress
Kristen Hileman, Curator of Contemporary Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, co-curator of the 2008 Hirshhorn exhibit THE CINEMA EFFECT: ILLUSION, REALITY, AND THE MOVING IMAGE
David Niles, media artist, director, producer, director of photography, engineer, and designer. Works include the award-winning Comcast Experience in Philadelphia, PA, The City Center Media Gateway, Washington DC, OUE, US Bank Tower, Los Angeles, CA, 181 West Madison, Chicago, Ill, the China Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010, The New York Stock Exchange, NYC and The Alexandria Center for Life Science, NYC.
Deirdre Evans-Pritchard, PhD, Executive Director, DC Independent Film Festival, film blogger, curator and programmer.