CalArts Retrospective at Rio De Janeiro International Short Film Festival

A film still from Scott Cummings’ (Film/Video MFA 07) ‘Storm Tiger Mountain’ (2009), which screens at the festival this weekend.

CalArtians from the School of Film/Video are being honored this week at the 22nd Rio De Janeiro International Short Film Festival (Curta Cinema 2012), which runs Nov. 1-8 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As part of the USA Focus exhibition, the 86-minute CalArts Highlights program features recent films from several CalArtian directors.

The retrospective focuses on films by recent alumni from the School of Film/Video’s Film Directing Program, with a few of the films selected for International competition. The Highlights program screens Nov. 4 at 6 pm at Instituto Moreira Salles and Nov. 6 at 3:30 pm at Odeon Petrobras. Below are a list of the CalArtian films:

  • Wonder Room 
    Director: Andrea Pallaoro (Film/Video MFA 08). 13 min. Color. H264. 2008
  • The Orphans
    Director: Cy Kuckenbaker (Film/Video MFA 04). 24 min. Color. HDV to H264. 2006
  • Dol – First Birthday
    Director: Andrew Ahn (Film/Video MFA 11). 11 min. Color. H264. 2011
  • Storm Tiger Mountain
    Director: Scott Cummings (Film/Video MFA 07). 9 min. Color. Super 16 to H264. 2008
  • Circa 1995
    Director: Nick Flessa (Film/Video MFA 12). 3 min. Color. H264. 2012
  • Caterwaul
    Director: Ian Samuels (Film/Video MFA 11). 14 min. Color. H264. 2012
  • Homebody
    Director: Kate Marks (Film/Video MFA 12). 12 min. Color. HDV to H264. USA. 2012

A film by Araceli Lemos (Film/Video MFA 12), Miguel Alvarez Wears A Wig (16 min. Color. HDV to H264. 2012), screens apart from the CalArts Highlights program on Nov. 2 at 6 pm at Instituto Moreira Salles and Nov. 4 at 3:30 pm at Odeon Petrobras.

The festival is the largest competitive short film festival, and the only festival in Brazil to qualify winners for the Academy Award.

For more information, visit the festival’s site.

Below is a preview of Marks’ Homebody:

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