On January 27th, the Gateway Film Center will play Making Mail, a documentary directed by Ohio State Film Studies alum and current program assistant Michael Polk. Ahead of the screening, the film was featured in an article by Terry Mikesell in the Columbus Dispatch.
Since 2011 the Greater Columbus Arts Council in coordination with the Columbus Film Council has organized the Media Arts Fellowship for artists in Franklin County who are working in the medium of the moving image. The competition for this award is highly competitive, based on the submission of past work, and is organized as a blind process utilizing jurors working in film production, curation, and academics outside of Franklin County.
We are proud to announce that the top three 2014 Media Arts Fellowship Awards were won by Mike Polk (OSU Film Studies Program Assistant), Matt Swift (OSU Film Studies Program Coordinator), and Nicolette Swift (OSU Film Studies and History of Art alumna). The Fellowships carry a cash award to support the recipients in future production of work and the chance to apply for the GCAC Dresden Artists Residency Program.
Every term the Film Studies Program helps students find internships locally and in other states. We offer a few internships that students can participate in locally unpaid/for credit. For more information about local internships and how to apply, visit the Film Studies Program website at https://film-studies.osu.edu/news/flm-studies-local-internships.
Dr. Ana Lopez is Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Director of the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University. She is author recently of Hollywood, Nuestra América y los Latinos. She will be visiting the Ohio State University on November 20th from 4:30 to 6:00 pm in the Ohio Union Mulitcultural Center.
On Friday, November 21st, program assistant Michael Polk will be in Cleveland, Ohio discussing his recently released documentary Making Mail with one of the film's subjects, Amber Esner.