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CEU Short Film Showcase

Online Event
CEU Short Film Showcase
Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Visual Studies Platform (VSP) and the CEU Library cordially invite you to an online screening and discussion of a selection of exceptional short films produced by CEU students in recent courses that are part of the Advanced Certificate in Visual Theory and Practice. The program highlights how students are communicating the knowledge of their disciplines, and exploring themes related to th​eir chosen areas of research, through the visual medium of film.  

Please join us for our first screening at our Vienna campus, and the Visual Studies Platform’s first in our series of public events this year. It will be followed by a Q&A with some of the filmmakers.  

Please register for the event here I Zoom Meeting ID941 0286 3933 I Passcode: 681710

Short Film Showcase

“NEW NORMAL” (2:16)
animation / Salome Kobalava
A story brought to life during the 2020 global pandemic lockdown which disrupted our daily lives and more

“DON’T COME HOME THIS YEAR” (8:29)
Stefan Voicu
This short video shows the social media reactions regarding the Romanian diaspora traveling home during the Covid-19 pandemic

“A STORY ABOUT YOU AND OTHERS” (7:56)
Lishu Gang, Burcu Kısaç, Funmilayo Akinpelu
An intimate narrative of authenticity, resilience and societal alienation in which a single character is presented as an idiosyncratic persona layered with multiple identities and shrouded in an active everydayness of life and varied struggles

“FLIPPING THE SCRIPT” (3:40)
animation / Ifra Asad, Makenzie Nelson, and Sara Rizkallah
Amal, a fictional character in the story “Spiced Shame” by Egyptian comic artist Hicham Rahma, takes it upon herself to tell her own story

“CLEANING OUT THE CELLAR” (8:14)
documentary / Alisa Alieva, Mila Bajic, Mariia  Zimina
A film about a controversial museum in the center of Budapest and two conflicting views on its meaning

“SZABAD EGYETEM” (9:18)
documentary / Ifra Asad and Makenzie Nelson
With CEU under threat, students take a stand