Selection Committee & Outreach
Tim Wojcik is a media artist and educator who works in found and written narratives. His videos and films observe connection, universality, the popular and the mundane. He received a BA in English from Duke University and studied experimental non-fiction at FAMU. He has worked as a teacher, digital media trainer, and youth media facilitator in Massachusetts, Texas, Germany, and China. He is currently pursuing an MFA in media art at Emerson College.
2017: WHO WE ARE
Anto's background in psychophysical theater and martial arts has lead her to interweave her exploration in experimental narrative and documentary filmmaking with performance. Born in Santiago, Chile, Anto worked as a Producer for the Santiago a Mil Festival and acted and produced for the Compañîa Interno from 2007-2012. She is currently an MFA candidate in the Visual and Media Arts Department at Emerson College.
Kimberly Forero-Arnias is a filmmaker originally from New Jersey who works in 16mm film and hand drawn animation. Her work has screened across the United States at Festivals including Flex Fest, Ann Arbor, Chicago Underground, and Big Muddy as well as internationally at Images Festival and the Edinburgh International Film Festival. A recipient of Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant in 2013, she currently lives and works in Boston, MA and is an MFA candidate at Emerson College.
Social Media & Outreach
Maria Servellón is a multimedia artist, filmmaker, educator, and arts advocate from Boston, MA. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Japanese from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2012. For over 5 years, Maria has taught multimedia with an interactive hands-on, minds-on approach in the Boston, Cambridge, and Lynn public schools. Her focus is film and photography, frequently dabbling in digital art, drawing, animation, painting, and web design. A recurring theme in her work is the exploration of relations between art, music, and dance in a synaesthetic-like approach. Along with art, she enjoys singing, dancing, acting, modeling, martial arts, and traveling. Maria is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Film and Media Art at Emerson College.
GEORDEN E. WEST
Georden West is an MFA candidate at Emerson College. Originally from Colorado, she has spent five years in Virginia as an arts activist with Hollins University, the Roanoke Diversity Center, and Old Furnace Artist Residency. While pursuing her BA, she was the recipient of the Hollins University Nicole Kohn Film Award, Batten Scholar Award, and the Annie Terrill Bushnell Award for leadership. She holds a Certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies from the Batten Leadership Institute.
Billy Palumbo is an experimental filmmaker and writer. His films interrogate authorial control in the filmmaking process, explore the limits language places on political and self-expression, and display an irreverent sense of humor. He lives in Boston, MA, where he is an affiliated faculty member at Emerson College. Email him at Palumbo.William@gmail.com.
Spanish artist and educator Sara Oliver works in a variety of mediums to explore ways in which to question our perception of reality. Through interactive and immersive installations, her work investigates ways of provoking viewers to question the information we get through our senses and and our quotidian resistance to embodiment. Oliver received her MFA at The School of The Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University and majored in painting through The Complutense University of Madrid. Her work has been exhibited international and she is the recipient of SMFA's 2015 Boit Award.
Landon Newton is an artist who works primarily in photography and installation. Her current work is centered around the history of herbal medicine, particularly abortifacient plants. She has a BA from Smith College and is currently pursuing her MFA in photography at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Steven Barthelemy is an MFA Film and Media Art candidate at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Originally from Queens, New York, Steven spent his undergraduate years at Rhode Island College in Providence. While attending Rhode Island College, Steven won several film talent awards and was a recipient for the Tess Hoffman Scholarship, and the Mark W. Estrin Film Studies award, earning him a B.A. in Film Studies and Public Relations. Steven also worked with an Emmy® Award-winning multimedia production company, Devlo Media, for three years as an Assistant Editor and a Production Assistant.