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Film & Digital Media

B. Ruby Rich

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. 

Shelley Stamp

Shelley Stamp, Professor of Film + Digital Media (FDM) was named the recipient of the 2017 Michael Nelson Book Prize, presented by the International Association for Media and History.  Professor Stamp travelled to Paris in July 2017 to accept the award f

NEA Grants, Art Works

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 always happy when I'm researching something that has an impact or when I'm trying to figure out something that's going on and hunting for clues. My early work was focused mainly on feminist film. That gave way to focusing on "New Queer Cinema" and going further into LGBT peoples.

"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.

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.

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.

Topiary Landberg

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.

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