Critical Media Film Festival

A film and video festival of theorized, historical, impractical, and 
experimental approaches to film production

Arranged by: Graduate students from UCLA Film, Television, and Digital 
Media Department

In association with:
Mediascape: The Journal of the Critical Studies Program at UCLA Melnitz 
Movies in the John Bridges Theater

Merge media theory with production practice

Need: Increasingly, media scholars make multimedia. Film production 
students are taught ‘high concept’ and discouraged to explore complex 
philosophical questions. This film festival will celebrate the media 
producing philosopher and philosophical media producer.

Example Submissions:
We encourage eclectic submissions that cross disciplines and blur 
genres. Submissions should be intellectually challenging but not 

Examples include: a moving picture essay on any topic in cultural 
studies, a voice-over deconstruction of a behind-the-scenes episode, a 
reflexive documentary on a television program, or an aesthetically 
experimental exploration of the relationships between vision and 

Submission Schedule:
Producers should immediately submit short or feature-length works on 
DVD with a short explanation and biography. The deadline is March 1, 
2007. Authors of selected videos will be notified immediately. Your 
submissions will not be returned.

Film Festival:
Films and videos selected will be shown in the 250-seat Bridges Theatre 
in a one-off festival on April 26, 2007. Mediascape will publish select 
videos, artist/theorist statements, and the film catalogue online in 
Summer, 2007.

Online Journal:

Adam Fish: [log in to unmask], Ph: 323-916-3026; Jason Skonieczny: 
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Send Submission to:
Adam Fish
Department of Film, Television, Digital Media, UCLA
40 Westminster, Apt 3
Venice, CA 90291
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The Venue:
Movies are shown at the James Bridges Theatre (Melnitz 1409) at UCLA.
All movies are free to UCLA students, staff, and faculty. Website:

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