Ravensbourne partners with California Institute of the Arts and Saatchi Gallery Learning for showcase

Image from Helio Pu's short film
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Article by: Ravaé Richardson

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In partnership with Saatchi Gallery Learning, Ravensbourne University London and California Institute of the Arts present the ‘International Student Moving Image Showcase’ (ISMIS). The 3-day event allows visitors to enjoy a number of short films from exceptional, international students. The showcase takes place from Wednesday 25 August – Friday 27 August 2021. Free tickets are available on the Hopin website.

Image from Helio Pu's short film

Ravensbourne is among prestigious intuitions such as the Royal College of Art, LA Fémis and Paris College of Art, who are all participating.  California Institute of the Arts is renowned internationally as a leader in creative education. Saatchi gallery is an iconic London gallery for contemporary art, opened by Charles Saatchi in 1985. The gallery’s exhibitions showcase the work of emerging artists, with a reputation for discovering the most celebrated artists of the future.  

ISMIS - image by Justin Kim

ISMIS is directed and curated by Dr Barbara Matas Moris, Senior Lecturer on Ravensbourne’s BA (Hons) Digital Film Production course and Rebecca Baron from the California Institute of the Arts. The event showcases the works of BA, MA, PhD students and alumni from various, global universities, film schools, and educational programs. The ISMIS showcase is built around the theme of ‘The Self and The Other’, with global students presenting films that capture the essence of identity. The showcase explores the meaning and politics of self-representation.

The Ravensbourne students who are participating in the showcase were part of an elective module on Experimental and Art film, designed by Barbara. There are also several third-year students who worked with Barbara on their Final Major Projects during their third of study.  

ISMIS student work - Fanny Jarl

Barbara commented, “ISMIS is a showcase which concentrates on films that challenge and expand our understanding of cinema and the moving image. I am very proud of the films our students have made; these works are relevant, powerful, and innovative".

Congratulations to all of the students that will have their films shown at the showcase. The following institutions are taking part in ISMIS:

  • Ravensbourne University London (UK)
  • CalArts (USA)
  • Royal College of Art (UK)
  • La Fémis (France)
  • Le Fresnoy (France)
  • Cine Delta (Egypt)
  • Elias Querejeta Zine Skola (Spain)
  • SUNY Buffalo (USA)
  • Paris College of Art (France)
  • Harvard University (USA)
  • Srishti Institute (India)
  • Schule Friedl Kubelka (Austria)
  • Escuela de Cine de Chile (Chile)
  • Umprum Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design (Czech Republic)

You can register for your free ticket on the Hopin website.