Experimental Cinema Group was ushered in by Carla Selby and Gladney Oakley and was later influenced by Bruce Conner and Stan Brakhage. It is now called First Person Cinema and the curator is Don Yannacito. This program was started in 1955 with the intention of bringing an awareness of the personal cinema to Boulder, and has become a highly respected, international showcase for the makers of personal film. It is the longest existing program in the world that has been continually screening avant-garde film and video work.

The Stan Brakhage Film Series will continue to show films by Brakhage on the first Sunday of every month at 8:00pm in ATLAS 100. All shows are free and open to the public.

Student Award Showcase

Student Award Showcase

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
7:00 PM

Winners of the Grillo and Goldfarb Awards

Made possible with funds from the Arts and Cultural Enrichment Fee. Free admission. The Grillo Awards are designed to encourage excellence in filmmaking and help defray some of the expenses required to pursue a degree in film production. A total of up to $17,000, combined Goldfarb and Grillo funds is distributed each year to four tiers of production students. Final recipients and individual award amounts will be determined each semester by in-class student votes and a panel of judges made up of CU Film Studies faculty and a Grillo family member.

The award winning films will be shown one night only. The Grillo Awards are drawn from a University of Colorado Foundation fund set up in the early 90�s by the founder and former chair of the CU Film Studies Program, Virgil Grillo (1938-1994), whose dedication and vision helped shepherd Film Studies from its modest beginnings in the 1970�s to an undergraduate degree program boasting some 600 majors. Goldfarb awards are given by the Goldfarb Foundation and Peter Goldfarb, President. Various shorts presented in digital format, full award show is estimated to last 120 mins.

Michael Robinson

Michael Robinson

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
7:00 PM

Exploring the poetics of loss and the dangers of mediated experience, my work is, at its core, concerned with the question of how to utilize the manipulative potential of cinema in the creation of progressive thought. While my films contain no characters, dialogue or plot in any traditional sense, I regard them as narratives, played out by the various visual, sonic and textual elements that haunt them. Borrowing the formal skins of structural film, the emotional cues of pop songs and employing a woozy toggling of public and personal memory, my work strives to cultivate new resonances between seemingly disparate elements, harnessing the surface connotations of specific landscapes, television shows, texts, songs and sounds as psychological triggers, ripe for reconfiguration.

You Don't Bring Me Flowers

2005, 16mm, 8 min

The General Returns From One Place to Another

2006, digital video, 11 min


2001, 16mm, 6.5 min

And We All Shine On

2006, 16mm, 7 min

Light Is Waiting

2007, digital video, 11 min

Chiquitita and the Soft Escape

2003, 16mm, 10 min

All Through the Night

2008, digital video, 4 min

Victory over the Sun

2007, 16mm, 12.5 min

Jackie Goss

Jackie Goss

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
7:00 PM

Jacqueline Goss is a versatile media artist who has employed film, video, websites and interactive installations in her arsenal of mediums. For the last several years she has used digital animation to explore the collision and tensions between science, mapping systems and other manmade efforts to order the world-and the unruly and unpredictable nature of life itself.

A native of New Hampshire, she attended Brown University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She teaches in the Film and Electronic Arts Department at Bard College in the Hudson Valley of New York.


2008, Mini-DV, 9 min


2004, Mini-DV, 28 min


2007, Mini-DV, 28 min


2001, Mini-DV, 9 min

In and Out of Time: A Video Art Symposium

In and Out of Time: A Video Art Symposium

Sunday, November 1, 2020
9:30 AM � 4:30 PM

A Special Saturday Event, organized by the CU Art Museum in conjunction with the Film Studies Program, University of Colorado at Boulder. Free and open to the campus and public, a light lunch will be provided.

In and Out of Time: A Video Art Symposium will investigate the cultural, aesthetic, and social aspects of video art as an evolving and significant form of artistic production bringing to campus video artists, curators, and scholars for an all-day symposium.

Symposium participants will include:

  • David Antin, Poet, Artist, Theorist and Professor Emeritus, Department of Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego
  • Eleanor Antin, Artist and Professor Emeritus, Department of Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego
  • Melinda Barlow, Film and Video Historian and Associate Professor, Film Studies Program, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Lisa Tamiris Becker, Director, CU Art Museum and Curator of the concurrent exhibition: In and Out of Time: Selections from the CU Art Museum�s Video Collection, on view at BMOCA
  • Dan Boord, Artist and Professor and Chair of Film Studies Program, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Gary Emrich, Artist and Head of Photography & Video Art, Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design
  • Chip Lord, Artist, Theorist and Professor, University of California at Santa Cruz
  • Liliana Porter, Artist, New York
  • Steve Seid, Video Curator, Pacific Film Archive, University of California at Berkeley
  • Luis Valdovino, Artist and Professor, Department of Art and Art History, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Barbara London, Associate Curator, Department of Film and Video, The Museum of Modern Art

amongst others

Generous funding for the symposium is provided in part by a Roser Visiting Artist Grant with additional support from the Arts and Culture Enrichment Fees (ACE Fees) as well as the CU Art Museum Benefactors Salon and Members.

Barbara Sternberg

Barbara Sternberg

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
7:00 PM

Toronto filmmaker Barbara Sternberg has been making films since the mid-seventies. Her films have been screened widely across Canada as well as internationally at the Pompidou Centre in Paris, Kino Arsenal in Berlin, The Museum of Modern Art and Millennium Workshop in New York, and the Ontario Cinematheque, Toronto.

Sternberg has been active in a number of fronts in Toronto including teaching at York University and working for Canadian Filmmakers� Distribution Centre. She recently organized the �Association for Film Art� (AFFA) to actively support and promote awareness and appreciation of film art. Sternberg wrote a column, �On (experimental) Film� for several years for Cinema Canada, and has written essays on artists and on filmmakers. As well, she has written on the status of film art in galleries and museums-an issue on which she has conducted symposia and lobbied vigorously. Although her main practice is film, Sternberg has worked in other media including performance and installation.


2002, 16mm, silent, 7 min


1982, 16mm, sound, B/W, 11 min

Opus 40

1979, 16mm, sound, 15 min

Like a Dream That Vanishes

2000, 16mm, sound, 40 min