CAPTURE 2016 FILM JUROR Patricia Zimmermann
The Association for Visual Arts (AVA) welcomes Capture guest juror, Patricia Zimmermann. During her visit, Zimmermann will engage with the community through a variety of lectures, school visits, and presentations.
Zimmermann is a professor of Screen Studies in the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York, USA. She is also codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, a major international festival housed at Ithaca College. She has authored many books on the topics of film, documentary and public media, including Open Spaces - Openings, Closings and Thresholds of International Public Media, and Thinking Through The Digital - Transitional Environments and Locative Places.
She has delivered invited lectures and plenary addresses across the globe. Zimmermann also currently serves as a Film and New Media Envoy for the US State Department.
Zimmermann’s unique experience and academic approach to filmmaking make her a valuable resource for Capture and, especially, a new education program surrounding the project. AVA has partnered with the film and TV production departments of both Howard and Signal Mountain High Schools to create their own Capture films. Zimmermann will speak to students from those programs at Chattanooga State on September 15.
In addition, on September 15 at 6:30pm AVA will host a Q&A conversation with Zimmermann in their gallery space on Frazier Avenue. This event is free and open to the public and is an opportunity for the community to gain insight into new media, documentary filmmaking, public media and their place in society.
Finally, during the Capture Premiere Screening on September 18 at 5:30pm at Cine-Rama, Zimmermann will choose and present the award for Best in Show.