The Integrated Media Arts M.F.A. Program at Hunter College of the City University of New York combines traditional documentary film production with new and emerging media arts. The IMA embraces an expanded idea of socially engaged non-fiction media on both a platform and a formal level. Our students and alumni have exhibited at HotDocs, IDFA, New Directors/New Films, the Rotterdam International Film Festival, and in media outlets like PBS World, NY Times OpDocs, and The New Yorker.
Hunter’s showcase includes: I See You (USA, 18 min., Orian Barki) unpacks sexting among teenagers. Tatyana Fazlalizadeh: Art in Action (USA, 2016, 3 min., Sekiyah Dorsett) profiles the work of a social justice artist. One for the Road (USA, 2016, 11 min., Fernanda Faya) As she moves from Brazil to NY, the filmmaker looks back at her grandma’s migration as a way to find traces of her own identity. A turning point in a woman’s life is captured in Eva & Moe (USA, 2016, 8 min., Lizzie Warren). A New Yorker sets out to realize her dream of owning a farm in The Beekeepers’ Keeper (USA, 2016, 7 min., Megan Rossman, Samantha Farinella). Hansu Solo (USA, 2016, 8 min., Emily Collins, Kaija Siirala) offers an intimate portrait of a woman in an assisted living home. A tight-knit group of Bronx low-riders face the ghosts of their past gang life in Pelon (USA, 2016, 4 min., Lindsey Cordero, Armando Croda). Blue (USA, 2016, 5 min., Claudia Zamora) takes in the sounds, shapes and colors of Coney Island, while Against the Wind ( USA, 2016, 9 min., Christopher Nostrand, Tomasz Gubernat) profiles weather-hardened ice yachters on the Hudson River.