Hampshire College alumni, Rhys Ernst, was thanked during the 2015 Golden Globes ceremony on Sunday, January 11. Ernst is a filmmaker and artist and …Read more →
The Creative Media Institute brings visiting artists like Laura Poitras, Ken Burns, Robert Greene, Ivy Meeropol, Meghan O'Hara, D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, Margaret Brown, and others to lead Screening Seminars and Creative Labs. Creative pioneers curate screening seminars and mentor participants. The CMI is for nonfiction, fiction, and experimental makers, students, faculty, and lovers of cinema and photography.
The 4-week program immerses participants in deep study during the Screening Seminars and provides space for reflection, experimentation, and an opportunity to gain skills and create something new during the Creative Labs. Undergraduate students can attend all four weeks for college credit (6 credits).
Applications for the 2015 CMI are online now!
The Creative Media Institute is inspired by workshops that existed in the early days of Hampshire College. In the 1970s and 80s founding faculty members Jerome Liebling, Elaine Mayes, and others brought together legendary artists working in film, photography, and later video to teach, share works, and to aid one another in expanding the reach of their mediums. John Marshall, Jean Rouch, Richard Leacock, Helen Levitt, Hollis Frampton, DA Pennebaker, Ann McIntosh, Diane Arbus, Jonas Mekas, and others all spent multiple summers at Hampshire. Among the many students who attended were filmmaker Su Friedrich, author Scott MacDonald, and Hampshire College alumni and filmmaker, Ken Burns.
From the 1973 brochure for the Summer Institute on Film and Photography. Read more about the history.
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Filmmaker Margaret Brown (Be Here to Love Me: A Film about Townes Van Sandt, Order of Myths) was interviewed on Carson Daly’s late, late night talk show, Last Call with Carson Daly, about her new …Read more →
Excellent filmmakers (we’re biased) and former CMI visiting artists, Robert Greene and Laura Poitras, are both Best Documentary nominees for the 2014 Gotham Independent Film Awards sponsored annually by IFP. Greene curated an entire week …Read more →
Filmmaker Laura Poitras took part in a Q&A after a screening of her latest film, Citizenfour, at LACMA. The screening was part of the Film Independent at LACMA Screening Series. KCRW aired the interview as …Read more →
2014 CMI visiting artists Margaret Brown, robert Greene, and Meghan O’Hara screened at the Camden International Film Festival over the weekend. Brown showed the The Great Invisible, Greene showed Actress, and O’Hara brought In Country. …Read more →
Filmmaker and (now) CMI Visiting Artist alumni, Robert Greene (Actress, Kati and I, Fake it For Real), wrote about his 2014 CMI experience for Sight and Sound Magazine. Greene regularly contributes to Sight and Sound.
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Tom Roston, writer for POV’s Doc Soup Man visited the 2014 CMI during its third week and has posted a report. Roston …Read more →
Emmy winning documentary filmmaker, Hampshire College alum, and all around swell guy Ken Burns has invited Beau Willimon, creator of acclaimed Netflix series House of Cards, to join him for a discussion that will compare …Read more →
Every monday while the 2014 CMI is in session, a featured artist will screen and talk about their work at Amherst Cinema. On July 14th, filmmaker Robert Greene will screen his new film Actress and star …Read more →