Seminars fall on the 1st and 3rd weeks of the CMI. Participants take part in daily screenings bookended by discussions and interviews led by artists, scholars, and critics. Guest artists bring in colleagues to screen and discuss works. At night, participants screen works for each other. Anyone (artists, practitioners, thinkers, lovers of cinema) interested in attending the Screening Seminars can apply. The goal of the Seminars is to bring together a community of diverse perspectives for week-long, intensive looks into specific areas of cinema, video, and new media.
The 2014 CMI Seminar weeks included talks and Q&As with filmmakers Robert Greene, Margaret Brown, Jason Tippet, Bill and Turner Ross, David Hoffman, Gianfranco Rosi, Sabine Lubbe Bakker and Niels van Koevorden, Fredrick Wiseman , Ken Burns, Beau Willimon, Rob Epstein, AJ Schnack Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker and Laura Poitras.