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. 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 curators for the 2015 CMI Seminars will be announced in early Spring 2015.
The 2014 CMI Seminar weeks were curated by filmmaker Robert Greene and Hot Docs festival Programmer Charlotte Cook. The seminars included talks and Q&As with filmmakers 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, Laura Poitras and some guy named Ken Burns.