MFA in Documentary Media closes out 2018 and rolls into 2019 with Sundance news, alumni success stories, more to come from the Class of 2019 and Class of 2020, and the unfortunate losses of two of our community members.
Class of 2016Jesseca Simmons’s Emerald Ice: a docufantasy about Diane Wakoski took home the Best Short Film award at Threadbare Mitten Film Festival in Charlotte, MI! Emerald Ice also continued its festival run at Poland’s Warsaw Independent Film Festival in March.Simmons has continued to develop and screen other films. Dark Matter(s) directed by Jesseca Simmons
Coming To Block Cinema This Winter – DOCUMENTARIES! After a tremendous response to the Fall 2017 Block Museum NU Docs series comes a new slate of documentaries screening throughout the Winter 2018 quarter. The Other Kids (Chris Brown, 2016, USA, DCP, 95) – Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 7 PM THE OTHER KIDS follows six teens as
Coming to Block Cinema – NU Docs/New Docs A film series surveying the contemporary field of professional documentary with filmmakers present for Q&A. Co-presented by Northwestern’s MFA in Documentary Media program.
Recent Student Film Festival Appearances & ScreeningsTim Fryett’s (Class of 2017) documentary Of A Few Days played the Chicago International Film Festival. This continued the film’s success following screenings at the 45th New Directors/New Films at NYC’s Lincoln Center, the Ethnografilm Festival in Paris, and at AFI Docs. Fryett was profiled in the Chicago Tribune.Carlos