Festosium Day 1

Schedule for Festosium Day 1

June 10, 2016

1:00 pm: Welcoming Remarks with Director Jordana Dym

1:30 pm: Sneak Peek Screening: Documentary Shorts (90 min)

  • Monsoon-Reflections/Untitled (23 min) by Stephanie Spray
  • El Palacio (30 min) by Nicolas Pereda
  • The Truth about Killer Robots (13 min excerpt) by Maxim Pozdorovkin
  • La Bobera (3 min trailer) by Jeff Silva & Luis Arnias

3:00 pm: Institute Fellows Welcome

3:30 pm: Festosium Presenters’ Panel: A preview and opening framework for the program

4:45 pm: Screening & Discussion: Manakamana (118 min) by Stephanie Spray

7:00 pm: Opening Reception and Gallery Talk with Evian Pan '17
Visit the page for her exhibition, According to What.

8:00 pm: Listening event: The Truth that Fiction Can (and Cannot) Reveal

  • Ann Heppermann and Martin Johnson, founders of The Sarah Awards and hosts of the Serendipity podcast, will present audio works and lead a discussion about how in this Second Golden Age of Radio, fictional works have been used to articulate truths that have primarily been the purview of documentary.

Festosium ™ (n). A gathering that combines the best elements of a festival to showcase and a symposium to bring together a small group of scholars and artists to engage with intellectual and creative work.

MDOCS’ inaugural festosium will be held June 9-12, 2016, with filmmakers, audio creators, visual artists, and virtual reality designers presenting recent documentary work that interrogates the division between fact and fiction, truth and reality.

All events are hosted at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum on the Skidmore College campus. Everything is free and open to the public.

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