Lynne Sachs: The Joy of Filming

Lynne Sachs: The Joy of Filming

“Magic is the liminal space in between [script-based and documentary practice]” Lynn Sachs said in response to one of the audience member’s questions. Last night’s special event filmmaker and host Lynne Sachs has made a living out of creating works that reside in such a space.

Jo Andres: A Celebration of a Fallen Bobcat

Jo Andres: A Celebration of a Fallen Bobcat

The Athens International Film and Video Festival celebrated the life and work of the late New York City-based filmmaker and choreographer Jo Andres last night.

The Future is Experimental

The Future is Experimental

The 46th Athens International Film and Video Festival had a glorious opening day with twelve blocks of films being shown throughout the Athena Cinema's three theaters. One such block was "The Future is Experimental," an all-female experimental section that crossed over mediums and continents. Image provided by Anastasiia Kulikalova.

Dawning of a New Age: the Freshly-Minted BFA in Film Program

Dawning of a New Age: the Freshly-Minted BFA in Film Program

The School of Film at Ohio University will be going through a growth spurt this upcoming fall when the officially-approved new Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film will go into effect. Accepting up to twelve new students on a rolling basis, the program will be phased in over the next four years.

On Set with MFA Robert Kaithern

On Set with MFA Robert Kaithern

Robert Kaithern a 3rd year MFA thesis student brought his magically surreal adventure, Per Ignem, into our reality over the course of the spring semester. Kaithern illuminates the story of “a young man searching for a path in the surreal dreamscape of his subconscious.”

Interview with Rafal Sokolowski on Directing Actors

Interview with Rafal Sokolowski on Directing Actors

Directing is often about collaboration – the production, the costuming, and the script. Most importantly, it’s about collaborating with the actors. Because a director who isn't directing actors is simply directing cameras. And that’s not even half as interesting. Below, Rafal Sokolowski, assistant professor at Ohio University Film Division and director of 22 Chaser, talks about his experiences in working with actors and what the next generation of directors need to know.