National Board of Review awards Emily Collins and Kaija Siirala

Posted on June 28th, 2015 · Posted in Featured, Student

The National Board of Review has awarded a 2015 student grant to first year IMA students Kaija Siirala and Emily Collins for their short documentary, Hansu Solo, which they made in Documentary 1, the IMA’s foundational documentary production course. You can watch the film here.

IMA students awarded at CUNY Film Festival

Posted on April 8th, 2015 · Posted in Featured, Student

Best Narrative Film: La Noche Buena produced by Marina Fernandez Ferri, dir. by Alex Mallis Best Cinematography:  Against the Wind, Teodora Altomare Grand Jury Prize, First-Runner Up: La Noche Buena directed by Alex Mallis Best Documentary Film, Runner-Up: Against the Wind directed by Tom Gubernat & Chris Nostrand, produced by Rahul Chadha Photos by Ari Mintz

Alum Fouzia Najar interviewed by APOGEE Journal

Posted on March 17th, 2015 · Posted in Alumni, Featured

Fouzia Najar is the creator of “Semiotics of Islam: A Primer for Kuffar”, a short experimental film that deals with media representations of Muslims. Publisher Zinzi Clemmons spoke with Najar via phone about her portrayals of Islamophobia and the politics of representation on screen and in her career. “Semiotics of Islam”..
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IMA students recognized for Diverse Filmmakers Alliance

Posted on March 3rd, 2015 · Posted in Alumni, Featured, Student

“Why does it have to be a transgendered character?” “Why are you always pushing the envelope?” Filmmakers Desireena Almoradie and A. Sayeeda Moreno have been confronted with questions like these many times throughout their careers. In their industry, it seems, “pushing the envelope” simply means writing and directing films about..
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iArt Fall 2014

Posted on December 16th, 2014 · Posted in Event, Featured, Student

The iART show features the talent of both graduate and undergraduate work developed in this semester’s Physical Computing: Interactive Installation class and is open to the public. The participating artists have created innovative works of art  — combining motion, photography, light, design, programing, audio, and video — and explore installation’s..
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IMA Fall 2014 Thesis Show

Posted on December 10th, 2014 · Posted in Event, Featured, IMA, Screenings, Student

Join us to celebrate and be moved by the work of our five graduating IMA students: Seyi Adebanjo, Nathan Fitch, Alex Mallis, Natacha Oh, and Kelly Spivey! The event will take place on Friday, December 19th at The Roosevelt House: 47-49 East 65th Street 4:30pm – screening: Home, This Identity by Natacha Oh  – 29min A..
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IMA alum Iva Radivojevic and thesis advisor Laura Poitras to screen at IDA

Posted on November 3rd, 2014 · Posted in Alumni, Event, Featured, Screenings

The International Documentary Association (IDA) announced nominations for the 2014 IDA Documentary Awards today. We are very proud to see IMA alum Iva Radivojevic and her thesis advisor, Laura Poitras among the nominees. Click here for more information

IMA instructor Gary Griffin’s LISTOPAD at Austin Film Festival

Posted on October 24th, 2014 · Posted in Faculty, Featured, Screenings

Jon Novick featured far and wide

Posted on August 21st, 2014 · Posted in Featured, IMA, Student

Our own Jon Novick’s new documentary revealed a world of insensitivity towards dwarfism using a hidden camera. It’s garnered a massive amount of attention online, and is showing on television as well. You can catch it tonight on PIX 11 at around 5:40, ABC 7 at 6PM, and then Inside..
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Iva Radivojevic talks about the IMA with BOMB Magazine

Posted on May 2nd, 2014 · Posted in Alumni, Featured

“…I also had an amazing education at Hunter where we were trained in critical thinking and came at film in a full way—as a discipline, as an art form, and as a course of study. And of course we watched tons of films and that habit has never left me—I’m..
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