Nov

17

MFA|EDA Screening: Bad at Geography with Bill Brown

Please join us this Sunday as we welcome punk/zinester/educator/filmmaker Bill Brown back across the Durham-Chapel Hill boundary line. Bill will be here to present two films that disarmingly challenge American borders, real and imagined. Sun, Nov 20 6:00pm @ Unexposed Microcinema 105 Hood St / Suite 5 __________________________________________ Program: The Other Side (2006, 40 min, […]

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Oct

20

MFA|EDA Weekend Screenings: Gatten+Solomon+Rivette

Save the Dates: Oct 22+23 MFA|EDA is proud to host visiting artist, family and friend David Gatten on the weekend of October 22 and 23. Fittingly, we celebrate with screenings, and you are invited: ___________________________________________________ SAT OCT 22 The Magic of Jacques Rivette, Part II: Duelle, directed by Jacques Rivette, 1976, 121 min Presented by David […]

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Oct

17

Salima Al-Ismaili (’17) Named Kenan Graduate Arts Fellow

2016-2017 Kenan Institute for Ethics  Graduate Arts Fellow Salima Al-Ismaili (MFA|EDA ’17) is an Omani documentary artist working primarily in film and photography. Her previous documentaries explored issues of migration and displacement in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Jordan. Al-Ismaili’s current focus explores the constructed and blurred assigned gender roles of women within religion, and the role […]

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Aug

03

MFA|EDA Nick Pilarski (’15) and Destini RIley In The News

Hearty congratulations to Nick Pilarski (MFA|EDA ’15) and Destini Riley (Full Frame School of Doc ’15), recently named among Filmmaker Magazine‘s “25 New Faces of Independent Film.” Nick and Destini co-directed I, DESTINI, which had an impressive festival run this year and is now featured in the fifth season of New York Times’ Op-Docs. Filmmaker Magazine‘s 25 […]

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Jul

15

MFA|EDA Alina Taalman Named Inaugural Cassilhaus Travel Fellow

The Cassilhaus Travel Fellowship, made possible through a partnership between Cassilhaus, the Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts (MFA|EDA), and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University (CDS), was created with the idea that travel can be transformative in the life of an emerging artist. The biennial $10,000 fellowship, funded by […]

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Jun

15

MFA|EDA Family and Friends at Haverhill Experimental Film Festival

Congratulations to the MFA|EDA family and friends representing (in a big way) at the Haverhill Experimental Film Festival (HEFF), July 22-24, Haverhill, Mass. Screening at HEFF are: Lisa McCarty (’13), Anna Kipervaser (’15), Alex Cunningham (’16), Jason Sudak (’17), Josh Gibson, and David Gatten, including a 16mm workshop with upcoming MFA|EDA  visiting artist Steve Cossman of MONO NO AWARE. Info […]

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Jun

15

#PPGARTISTS: Summer Residencies at Power Plant Gallery

Don’t miss it: The Power Plant Gallery hosts month-long residencies this summer. June — William Paul Thomas July — MJ Sharp August — qUest Details below and here. Check the Power Plant Gallery  website  for updated public evnt information. ***PLEASE NOTE: The PPG goes to a summer schedule during the months of June, July, and August. […]

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Mar

16

MFA|EDA Alumni Directors and Producers in Spring Film Fests

We are very pleased to add continued congratulations to the following filmmakers and MFA|EDA alumni, all with film festival screenings this spring. Congratulations! ________________________ Anna Kipervaser (’15) — director:  Cairo In One Breath at Big Sky Documentary Film Festival; Instrument at Crossroads Film Festival; A Meeting, In Light at Indie Grits Laura Doggett (’13) — producer:  The […]

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Mar

01

MFA|EDA 2016: Annual Thesis Exhibition, March 25 – April 24

The Duke University Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts program is proud to announce its spring thesis exhibition, MFA|EDA 2016. Featuring site-specific projects by sixteen MFA|EDA graduating students, the exhibition presents a tremendous range of work including presentations of film and video, installation, sculpture, photography, print-making, interactive arts, performance, sound, and multimedia, over […]

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Feb

15

MFA|EDA: The February Film Festival Four

We are very pleased to add continued congratulations to the following MFA|EDAs, all with film festival screenings this month. Congratulations! ________________________ Laura Doggett (’13) —  Another Kind of Girl and Children at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (and at SXSW next month). Anna Kipervaser (’15) — Cairo In One Breath at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. Ava Lowrey […]

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Feb

01

Sad City Coyote by MFA|EDA Kristina Baker Now On View

Be sure to see Sad City Coyote, now on view on the first floor of the Duke University Allen Building. Artist and Duke MFA|EDA graduate student Kristina Baker describes the exhibition: “Pairing traditional medium format film with modern cell phone photography, these images explore the nondescript remnants of communism within Eastern Europe, still struggling to […]

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Jan

18

MFA|EDA Student & Alumni News: Winter 2016 Playlist

The latest Duke University MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts dispatches from near and far. Congratulations to all, and mark your calendars for the 2016 MFA|EDA Thesis Exhibition, March 25-April 24. ___________________________ Kristin Bedford, ’14 Photography, Racial Equality & the Divine, All Saints Pasadena;  Be Still, Brehm Center Gallery; ___________________________ Amanda Berg, ’14 Where We Live: A […]

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