• Reaa Puri, K for Kashmir
  • Walter Zarnowitz, PP

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Film & Video Makers at Cal: Works from the Eisner Prize Competition

With student filmmakers in person

We are pleased to present this year’s prizewinners and runners-up in the film and video category of the Eisner Prize competition. The Eisner Prize is the highest award for creativity given on the UC Berkeley campus. Expect narratives, documentaries, experimental works, and animations. This year's winners are Jodie Howard and Reaa Puri.

A handout with written descriptions by the artists will be available at the screening.

Prize Winners

Only Connect (Jodie Howard, Laine Dermer Kendall, US, 2015, 7 mins, Color, Digital video)

K for Kashmir (Reaa Puri, 2015, 8 mins, Color, Digital video)

Honorable Mentions

Let's Exercise Some Power (Behnaz Khaleghi, Baharak Khaleghi, Zeferino Rincon, US, 2016, 10 mins, Color, Digital video)

Khora (Zeferino Rincon, Behnaz Khaleghi, US, 2015, 2:46 mins, Color, Digital video)

PP (Walter Zarnowitz, US, 2015, 7 mins, Color, Digital video)

november 2016_a global emergency (Sophia Sobko, US, 2016, 1:05 mins, Color, Digital video)

Fumé: A Poem about My Mother's House (Moira Laband, US, 2015, 8:18 mins, Color, Digital video)

Unenlightenment (Casey Currey-Wilson, US, 2015, 5:08 mins, Color, Digital video)

Porch Monkey Pt ii  (Summer Mason, US, 2015, 5 mins, Color, Digital video)

The Devil Wants My Soul (Irene Chen, US, 2015, 4:47 mins, Color, Digital video)

The Language of Devils (Jose Joaquin Figueroa, US, 2014–16, 6:29 mins, Color, Digital video)

Fifth and Silver (Lloyd Park, Chuck Chan, US, 2015, 3:29 mins, Color, Digital video)

Transient Hypo Frontality (Shari Lyn Paladino, US, 2015, 2 mins, B&W, Digital video)

Awaken (Tara Baghdassarian, in collaboration with Shirin Towfiq, US, 2015, 3:47 mins, Color, Digital video)

Black (Lingyu Wang, 2015, US, 3 mins, Color, Digital video)

 

Special thanks to Catherine Guzman, the Eisner prizes and honors coordinator, and to Jeffrey Skoller, UC Berkeley faculty coordinator of the film and video competition. This year’s judges were UC Berkeley faculty Mark Berger, Marilyn Fabe, Mira Kopell, and Jeffrey Skoller.