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Arts of the Moving Image

Welcome to the Arts of the Moving Image, a film, video, and digital studies program at Duke University (more info)

Lauren Wolkstein, Duke '04, speaks:

Filmmaker and Duke alumna Lauren Wolkstein visited campus recently for a homecoming screening. She shares some thoughts for aspiring filmmakers in this video.

2014 graduates speak:

Students who graduated with an AMI Certificate in May 2014 discuss their experiences and the value of AMI in their Duke experience. Edited by AMI Certificate student King Lu ('15)


    • Shambhavi Kaul in Shanghai

- 'Mount Song', a short film by Visiting Artist and Filmmaker Shambhavi Kaul, is part of the 10th Shanghai Biennale, running through the end of March 2015.

    • David Gatten - how to conduct a love affair

Still from "How to Conduct a Love Affair" by David Gatten

-The Irish Film Institute and the PLASTIK festival recently presented a retrospective of AMI Artist in Residence David Gatten's works from the last decade. Gatten was in attendance to conduct a master class.

-The Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival hosted the premiere of "Speculation Nation," a documentary exploring the effect of the world financial crisis on the landscape of Spain. The screening was held in November, 2014. The film was directed by Bill Brown, AMI Lecturing Fellow, and Sabine Gruffaut.

Trailer for "Speculation Nation" by Bill Brown & Sabine Gruffaut

- 'Zero Irony', a new short film by Visiting Lecturer Gary Hawkins, had its world premiere at the (44th) International Film Festival Rotterdam, Jan 21–Feb 1, 2015.

- On November 21-29 the Gijon International Film Festival in Spain presented “The Matter Propounded 2010-2013,” a retrospective of recent 16mm films and digital cinema by David Gatten, AMI Lecturing Fellow and Artist in Residence. Tom McCormack describes Gatten's work as consisting “partly of cerebral puzzles and partly of lyrical reveries, and their central drama lies in the space between.”

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