2014 Spring M.F.A. Documentary Screening



    Eight short films by First Year students in the MFA Program in Documentary Film and Video.

    Thursday, June 12, 2014 @ 7:30PM

    Annenberg Auditorium

    Q&A with Filmmakers and Reception to Follow 






    The Sound Inside by Tyler Trumbo

    7 min.

    An experiential look into the lives of individuals with hearing loss, and the challenges they face to stay connected to the world they have always known.




    Preserve by Chris Giamo

    10 min.

    A portrait of dust mitigation on Owens Lake.




    In Port by Catharine Axley

    11 min.

    With a few hours leave from their container ships, seafarers from around the world reflect on their lives at sea and away from home.




    Distance Between by R.J. Lozada

    9 min.

    A personal exploration between nucleotides and oceans.




    The Typist by Kristine Stolakis

    8 min. 

    A gay Korean War Vet reflects on his time as the office clerk

    tasked with writing the discharges of outed gay seamen.




    Terms of Intimacy by Melissa Langer

    9 min.

    A glimpse into the emerging industry of professional cuddling.




    goodbye oldschool by Max Good

    12 min.

    A filmmaker confronts nostalgia for his old crew of friends

    and a long-standing falling out.




    Hotel 22 by Elizabeth Lo

    10 min.

    Each night in Silicon Valley, worlds collide on a public bus that transforms into

    an unofficial shelter for the homeless.




    Directions From 101:

    Take University Avenue exit west, through downtown Palo Alto. Continue on University Avenue; cross El Camino Real, and University Avenue becomes Palm Drive. At the end of Palm Drive is “The Oval”. From The Oval, walk east on Serra Street which runs in front of the Main Quad. Turn right onto Lasuen Mall and the Nathan Cummings Art Building is on the left side of the street, to the right of the Art Gallery. Follow the signs to Annenberg Auditorium.


    Directions From 280:

    Exit Alpine Road. At stop, turn right. At Junipero Serra, turn right. At Campus Drive East, turn left. Continue on Campus Dr. for a while; turn left on Serra and continue until it dead ends at Galvez. Serra St. Stop, park near the corner. Walk north on Serra St. towards the fountain. At the fountain, you will see Hoover Tower on your left. The building directly to the right of Hoover Tower is the Cummings Art Building. Annenberg Auditorium is part of this building. Follow the signs to the entrance of the auditorium.



The interior ofHagia Sophia, Istanbul

6th century and later addition


Photo credit: Werner Forman / Art Resources, NY

Favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Robert Dawson

Mirror Mirror


16mm film

Jan Krawitz



Acrylic on Shaped Canvas

Matt Kahn