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Arthur, Meet Ruth, a documentary by AMI  screenwriting instructor Cole Russing, won the Best Documentary and Judges' Choice awards at the Asheville Film Festival in September.  The film tells the story of 92 year old Arthur H. Kingberg, born in Frankfurt, Germany, whose childhood was overshadowed by the rise of Hitler's Nazi party. View a trailer for the film.   read more about Russing's Documentary "Arthur, Meet Ruth" Wins Awards »

AMI Instructor Anna Kipervaser spent a month this summer as a Visiting Artist at the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT). While there, Kipervaser taught workshops in Materiality and Light and utilized the facility's JK optical printer and darkroom to continue working on her film, The Order of Revelation, which she has been working on for the last two years. The film is a long-form project translating the Quran from Arabic to visual language, in the order in which it was revealed rather than the… read more about LIFT welcomes Anna Kipervaser as Visiting Artist »

“The Rise and Fall of Liberty,” a documentary from filmmaker Carol Thomson and editor Jim Haverkamp, an AMI instructor, has won the Documentary Feature/Best Overall award at the North Carolina Museum of History Longleaf Film Festival in Raleigh. The film examines Durham’s development and shifting economy through the lens of its last tobacco auction house. The documentary explores loss and change and how a city struggles to hang onto its soul as it undergoes revitalization. To learn more about the film, read the review in… read more about AMI Instructor’s Film Receives Documentary Award »

Elaine Pak and Upasana Chandra were recently recognized for their achievements with 2017 awards from the Arts of the Moving Image program. Elaine was named Undergraduate Filmmaker of the Year, an award the department's faculty selects based on the student's work — including all classes and projects. Upasana was presented the inaugural Rodger Frey Essay Award. The award is given in honor of Rodger Frey who unexpected passed away last year. Rodger was a Ph.D. student that was an employee with AMI and Screen/Society whose… read more about Elaine Pak & Upasana Chandra Receive 2017 AMI Awards »

Maria Carrasco, a junior English major receiving a certificate in the Arts of the Moving Image program, is one of 10 Duke students involved creating an immersive VR experience that will be featured at Moogfest. Maria has been working on an introduction video, which visitors will watch before viewing the VR installation to help orient themselves in the VR world. To read more, see the story about the project in DukeToday. read more about AMI Junior Involved in Moogfest VR Project »