Programming Eckerd College’s International Cinema Series

About the Project:

Every semester Eckerd College hosts the International Cinema Series, which screens critically acclaimed films from around the world for the college and broader St. Petersburg community. Films in the series include restorations of honored classics as well as contemporary films that have captured the attention of critics at recent film festivals. In this project, research associates will participate in the full programming process from selecting the films to holding the final screenings in the spring semester. This will include researching film productions, contacting distributors, viewing and selecting films, organizing Q&As with directors, and writing program notes. In addition, research associates will learn about digital exhibition formats and work with our state-of-the art projection system.

Dr. Katrin Pesch’s teaching and research include ecocinema studies, transnational cinema, and the essay film. A scholar-practitioner, she teaches courses in film production and studies as well as hybrid courses where students produce creative projects alongside critical essays. She has exhibited internationally in film festivals, art spaces and museums, and her films are distributed by Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Arts in Berlin. Her writing has been published in Studies in French CinemaAnthropology and HumanismNECSUS European Journal of Media Studies and several edited collections. She is currently working on a book on notions of nature in films by Claire Denis.

The First-Year Research Associate Program at Eckerd College honors academically outstanding students with awards of up to $1,000. The program also provides the opportunity, during the freshman year, for the award winners to work closely with a sponsor (faculty or administrative personnel) on a project of mutual interest. Associates might assist with research for faculty publication or new courses, conduct scientific experiments, work with creative artists, or develop projects related to any phase of the academic, cultural, and social life of the college. Scholars are selected on the basis of achievement in high school and on the creativity and depth of responses to items on this application.​

Online submission due no later than 11:59pm est. February 1, 2024.

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