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Film & Digital Media

Jennifer Maytorena Taylor, UC Santa Cruz Assistant Professor of Film and Dgital Media

Assistant professor of film and digital media Jennifer Maytorena Taylor has received a fellowship for a summer residency at one of the nation’s leading contemporary arts organizations.

UC Santa Cruz arts dean's eminent professor of film and digital media B. Ruby Rich has been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this year.

The world's preeminent film organization, the Academy is made up of more than 8,000 distinguished members working in cinema. 

Professors Recognized for Their Outstanding Documentary Film Work

Set in Taiwan and Hawai'i, Film and Digital Media Ph.D. candidate Anita Chang's film Tongues of Heaven focuses on the questions, desires and challenges of young indigenous peoples to learn the languages of their forebears—languages that are endangered or facing extinction.

"I'm really interested in taking something historical, which could be a film, documents, or an archive, and thinking about how to bring it into conversation in a present day space or with a present day public.

Rebecca Gourevitch, a masters student in the Social Documentation program in Film and Digital Media, spends time with Sylvia Smith, a San Francisco resident who has lived in her apartment for over thirty years. 

Topiary Landberg, PhD Candidate in Film + Digital Media and a THI [The Humanities Institute] Graduate Student Researcher, is an experimental media artist  and film scholar whose doctoral research focuses on urban landscape documentary media.

B. Ruby Rich

The work of feminist writer, film critic, LGBT activist, and UC Santa Cruz professor of film and digital media B. Ruby Rich will be celebrated this week at the Barbican Centre in London.

We Are Not Princesses by UC Santa Cruz alumna Bridgette Auger

We Are Not Princessesthe first feature film by UC Santa Cruz alumna Bridgette Auger (SocDoc ’11) will have its world premiere on November 14 at DOC NYC, the largest documentary film festival in the United States.

UC Santa Cruz associate professor of film and digital media L.S. Kim has been selected to participate in the Television Academy Foundation’s 2018 Faculty Seminar Program.

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