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Canceled — Short Film Showcase

$10

includes a complimentary drink from our café-bar

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Sunday, 4:00 pm March 22, 2020

This event has been canceled. If you have any questions, please email us at info@centerforfiction.org.

Join us for an evening of short, sweet stories on screen! Brooklyn-based artist and filmmaker Tess Wagman has curated a lineup of up-and-coming directors and animators, that includes work by the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective and PBS Postcards. She will also be screening her own short documentary GREAT! LAKES, a charming profile of two twin sisters from Minnesota who make candy using recipes invented by their grandfather in the early 1900s. Free candy courtesy of Great! Lakes Candy Kitchen!

This event is presented in collaboration with Pioneer PBS.

Filmmakers and animators include:

Great Lakes candy

Featuring

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    Tess Wagman

    Tess Wagman

    Tess Wagman is a Brooklyn based artist and filmmaker. Her debut documentary short, Great! Lakes, screened at over a dozen film festivals across the world winning many awards and recently aired on Twin Cities PBS.

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    Danila Cervantes Medrano

    https://www.danila-cervantes.com

    Danila Cervantes Medrano

    https://www.danila-cervantes.com

    Danila Cervantes Medrano is a first-generation Mexican American animator, filmmaker, illustrator, and fabricator. She grew up on the border of Calexico and Mexicali Baja California, memories from her childhood inspire her work along with its vast desert landscape. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in the Spring of 2019 where she majored in film, animation, and video. Myth, legends, and folk tales spark colorful imagery in her head that she translates into her drawings and animations. She strives to keep a handmade touch in all the work she produces by including color pastels, dyed fabrics, and hand-drawn animation. She now lives in San Diego where she works as a freelancer.

  • Jacquelin Zazueta

    Jacquelin Zazueta

    https://jacquelinzazueta.com

    Jacquelin Zazueta

    https://jacquelinzazueta.com

    Jacquelin Zazueta is a Mexican American artist and animator from Northwest Arkansas. She received a BFA in Film/Animation/Video from the Rhode Island School of Design. She uses hand-made traditional animation, drawings, rocks, and ceramics to memorialize moments within the life cycle. She combines Mexican and Ozark folklore, superstition and her family’s history into her practice as well.

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    Andrés Prince-González

    https://www.andresprincegn.com

    Andrés Prince-González

    https://www.andresprincegn.com

    Andrés Prince-González was raised in Barrington Rhode Island and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2018 with a BFA in Animation. The convergence of art and language lies in the first stroke of a pencil, a beautiful moment that holds the possibility of two worlds. Andrés Prince-González exists to love language and image as equally as the first line. He currently lives in Tottori prefecture, Japan working as an English teacher.

  • Noah Gavrich

    Noah Gavrich

    http://noahgavrich.com

    Noah Gavrich

    http://noahgavrich.com

    Noah Gavrich is an animator, live-action filmmaker, and illustrator. His work is influenced by Americana and the sparse alien quality of the desert. These themes often intersect with traversing the landscape, either by foot or by car, in the American tradition of the road trip. Along with the highways and inhabitants of the desert, he is also drawn to it because of the rooted history of religion and myth. He thinks he will die in a desert. That would be ok with him.

  • Dana Conroy studied filmmaking at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. She’s directed and produced several popular film festival selections such as Maya Bdeg’a (2018), Fire & Light (2017), Adventure Unknown (2016), and Xenos (2015). She’s won 11 Emmy awards and a Golden Bell Award (Campana del Oro) for Movistar’s commercial Lost in Montevideo (2016). Choosing to reside in rural Minnesota, Dana enjoys making cultural documentaries for underserved regions at a PBS station.

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    Sam Richardson, Danya Abt and Elizabeth Mann

    Sam Richardson, Danya Abt and Elizabeth Mann

    Liz is a documentary film director and producer based in Brooklyn, NY. She co-Produced Weiner, which won the 2016 Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and was shortlisted for an Academy Award. In 2017, she produced Women on the Move which premiered at South by Southwest. She was a 2013-14 UnionDocs fellow and has created films in collaboration with Google, Carnegie Hall, ACLU, and CUNY, among others.

    Danya is a Brooklyn filmmaker whose work focuses on ordinary people in extraordinary moments of their lives. Her films have screened at MoMA’s Doc Fortnight, the True/False Film Festival and the Rooftop Films Festival among others. She is a graduate of Oberlin College and a fellow of Uniondoc’s 2013/2014 Studio Collaborative. Danya freelances as an editor and director for the BBC, National Geographic Tv and CNN and story consults for a variety of documentary and narrative films.

    Directors Sam Richardson, Danya Abt, and Elizabeth Mann created Nelly’s while participating in the Uniondocs Studio Collaborative in 2014.

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    Joshua Byron

    Joshua Byron

    Joshua Byron is a nonbinary storyteller based in New York. They have produced over twenty film works including, most recently, Trans Monogamist. They love Oprah, Carrie Bradshaw, pumpernickel bagels, and Ursula K Le Guin. Their writing has appeared in Bushwick Daily, Glo Worm Press, and The Body Is Not An Apology. Their films have screened at the Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival, Forge Mag Presents, Clouds and Other Louds Poetry Festival, and at various colleges.

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    Amit Miretzky

    Amit Miretzky

    Amit was born in Israel and grew up in New Jersey. He is an animator and illustrator working in Los Angeles.