Listed below are the Media City Film Festival 20th Anniversary award winners. For more detailed information about the films and jury visit the website.
LISTENING TO THE SPACE IN MY ROOM, Robert Beavers, US
GRADUAL SPEED, Els van Riel, Belgium
SUN SONG, Joel Wanek, US
SOUND THAT and
FE26, Kevin Jerome Everson, US
PRESENTIMENTS, Miranda S. Dershimer, US
THE COMPETITION JURY
Haden Guest (USA) is a film historian, curator and Director of the Harvard Film Archive, overseeing its cinematheque, collections and preservation program. A specialist in post-war avant-garde cinema, he is curating an expansive Gregory Markopoulos retrospective at the HFA later this year as well as the ongoing “Cinema Dialogues – Harvard at the Gulbenkian” series about transnational trends in contemporary cinema. He is also co-curating a major retrospective about the history and future of 16mm films for the 2014 Viennale.
Gye-joong Kim (Korea R / Canada) is a filmmaker and co-founder of EXiS (Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul, Korea), where he curated extensive programs of the work of Hollis Frampton, Nam June Paik and John Cage. He holds an MFA in Film & Video from CalArts and relocated to Toronto in 2013, where he has worked as a member of the program committee for the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival and served on the jury of the Images Festival.
Aily Nash (USA) is a curator and writer. She is on the selection committee for the New York Film Festival’s Projections section, and has curated for MoMA PS1 (NYC), Anthology Film Archives (NYC), Image Forum (Tokyo), and others. Her writing has appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, Artforum.com, Film Comment, de Filmkrant and elsewhere. She is the film curator at Basilica Hudson, co-editor of Talent Press at Berlinale Talents, and teaches at Parsons The New School for Design in New York