Film News

Posted on Monday, March 21, 2011 by Jim Norrena

Join us at the many events scheduled to celebrate CCA's 2011 graduating class

Note: This page showcases the wide selection of end-of-year events CCA hosted in 2011. Events listed here are for illustrative purposes only; all events have passed.

Posted on Friday, March 4, 2011 by Carol Pitts

Film Workshop: Collaborative Production

Instructor: Etienne Kallos
SF / FILMS–270–01 / 15 sessions
Prerequisite: none
August 1–19, MTWTHF, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Film making is one of the most collaborative of art practices, and this is perhaps most conspicuously evident in the hierarchical, industrial production models used by Hollywood. But new technologies have opened up exciting new possibilities for creating a film, from the "lone-gun filmmaker" to more dynamic and inclusive forms of collaboration.

Posted on Monday, February 28, 2011 by Chris Bliss

Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs on stage at the Academy Awards

Audrey Marrs (Curatorial Practice 2008) won an Oscar last night for best documentary feature for Inside Job, which she coproduced with director Charles Ferguson. Only her second feature film, it exposes the truth behind the global financial crisis of 2008 and includes interviews with major financial insiders, politicians, and journalists.

The film was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2010 and was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics. The film has won many other top awards, including Best Documentary by the New York Film Critics and Outstanding Directional Achievement in Documentary by the Directors Guild.

Posted on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 by Jim Norrena

(l to r) Film chair Rob Epstein and Gus Van Sant [photo: Nikki Ritcher]

On Tuesday, January 25, California College of the Art welcomed celebrated filmmaker Gus Van Sant to the San Francisco campus, where Film chair Rob Epstein engaged him in conversation before a maximum-capacity audience gathered inside Timken Lecture Hall. As part of his visit to the college, Van Sant also guest lectured a master class with Epstein the following day.

Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 by Jim Norrena

[photo: Daniel Nicoletta]

Documentary Exhibition at New York MoMA

CCA Film chair Rob Epstein's 1985 Academy Award–winning documentary The Times of Harvey Milk will screen at the New York Museum of Modern Art as part of the museum's Oscar’s Docs, 1964–85: The Front Lines at Home and Abroad, a film exhibition series inspired by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that celebrates Oscar-nominated and winning documentaries that have had a major impact over the years.

Posted on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 by Jim Norrena

(film still) Terri, by Azazel Jacobs (2011), 101 min.View slideshow 

Film Program faculty member Julia Shirar (MFA 1997) is the sound designer for Azazel Jacobs's film, Terri, one of 16 films entered into the dramatic competition at this year's Sundance Film Festival. The largest independent cinema festival in the United States, Sundance will take place January 20 through 30 in Park City, Utah.

Posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 by Jim Norrena

CCA is proud to announce a special guest lecture appearance by acclaimed film director Gus Van Sant, scheduled for Tuesday, January 25, 2011, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Timken Lecture Hall. The event is presented by CCA's Film Program and is free and open to the public on a space-available basis.

Academy Award-Nominated Filmmaker

Posted on Sunday, December 5, 2010 by Brook Hinton

Friday, December 10, at 7 p.m. at Carville Annex
4037 Judah at 45th, San Francisco CA

Opening-night film performance conducted by C. Wright Daniel

Gallery Hours

December 11, 7–9 p.m.
December 12, noon– 2 p.m.

Posted on Thursday, December 2, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Students visited Nevada's Black Rock Desert, where they created site-specific art

Earlier this fall media artist and CCA Graduate Program in Fine Arts and Film Program professor Jeanne Finley took her "Land Minds / Sight Lines" graduate seminar students to Reno, "The Biggest Little City in the World," and the surrounding Black Rock Desert for a weekend-long, site-specific, art-making excursion.

Posted on Saturday, November 20, 2010 by Brook Hinton

Bloom Wake Swarm, a video installation by Emily Ritz *
November 29 through December 4
*Opening Reception: Tuesday, November 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries
California College of the Arts
1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco CA

Don't miss Emily Ritz's video installation Bloom Wake Swarm, the latest installment in her series, featuring Lady Beeings—"half-honeybee, half-naked lady hybrid beings"—in an exploration of female sexuality in relation to the matriarchal society of honeybees.