What makes the CMI different from other programs is its singular, cross-medium approach to the craft and critique of still and moving images. Bringing still and moving image artists together under one roof to learn from and appreciate one another was a founding principal of the original summer institutes that took place in the 1970s.
The goal of the Seminars is to bring together a community of diverse perspectives for week-long, intensive, cross-medium looks into specific areas of cinema, video, and photography. Participants take part in daily screenings, talks, and artistic showcases with discussions and interviews led by artists, scholars, and critics. Guest curators artists bring in colleagues to screen and discuss works.
Seminars fall on the 1st and 3rd weeks of the CMI. Anyone (artists, practitioners, educators, arts administrators and writers, lovers of cinema) interested in attending the Screening Seminars can apply.