Journal of Short Film Vol. 17 Release Screening

Wednesday, February 17th 5pm-7pm
Hagerty Hall 0180
1775 College Rd
Columbus, OH 43210

Join us for a preview screening featuring content from
The Journal of Short Film’s latest release Volume 17.
Light refreshments will be provided.

The Journal of Short Film released Volume 17 on January 10th 2010. The JSF is celebrating its fifth year of publication and continues to be one of film’s best repositories of short work. To date, the JSF has published over 160 filmmakers from over a dozen countries. Volume 17 includes eight films from a diverse group of filmmakers. Films from this volume span the use of digital video, flexible film, stop motion animation, found footage and still photography to create a variety of independent visual styles.

For mor information;
Contact: John E. Davidson, Executive Editor, The Journal of Short Film, e-mail: theJSF@osu.edu

The Journal of Short Film releases Volume 17



The Journal of Short Film releases Volume 17

The Journal of Short Film released Volume 17 on January 10th 2010. The JSF is celebrating its fifth year of publication and continues to be one of film’s best repositories of short work. To date, the JSF has published over 160 filmmakers from over a dozen countries. Volume 17 includes eight films from a diverse group of filmmakers. Films from this volume span the use of digital video, flexible film, stop motion animation, found footage and still photography to create a variety of independent visual styles.

THE COMPLETE LIST:

1. THOKA –

Thorbjorg Jonsdottir (2008, 5:10)
When Lena comes home from work one day, she realizes that she can see through time in her bedroom mirror.

2. WALK –

Meg Knowles (2006, 3:00)
What happened while I was busy – OR- A documentation of personal change, and reflection on attentiveness in a difficult relationship.

3. LOOM –

Scott Kravitz (2006, 5:15)
An old woman weaves the fabric of life and death.

4. PRINCESS MAGARET BLVD. –

Kazik Radwanski (2008, 14:00)
An exploration of Alzheimer’s through the mindset of Isabelle – one installment of a trilogy of short films by MDFF

5. DJINN –

Eliane Lima (2008, 14:47)
Nothing happens because there is no story or truth to be revealed. This project is homage to Alain Robbe-Grillet and to Claudio Ulpiano.

6. WHISPERING PINES #5 –

Shana Moulton (2005, 6:30)
While searching for comfort in her self-help books and soothing knick-knacks, Cynthia is transported to an electric temple that springs up from the pattern in her electric blanket.

7. NOTHING IS OVER NOTHING –

Jonathan Schwartz (2008, 16:00)
A series of portraits, gestures, light captured, divisions recorded, and lines collected in Jerusalem.

8. MIXED SIGNALS –

Richard Martin (2005, 8:00)
A scrambled television signal sets the tone for the twisted messages of fundamentalism and politics.

The Journal continues to have a free and open submissions process. Submissions should be sent to The Journal of Short Film, Film Studies Program, Smith Laboratory, Rm 4108,174 W. 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, USA. The Journal remains ad-free and committed to independent and underrepresented work.

Contact: John E. Davidson, Executive Editor, The Journal of Short Film, e-mail: theJSF@osu.edu

Visit theJSF.org for more information

The Journal of Short Film arrives at Ohio State University

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

The Film Studies Program at The Ohio State University is pleased to announce that it is now the publisher of The Journal of Short Film. This quarterly DVD-publication of original artistic work was founded by Karl Mechem, who served as its Executive Editor through the initial four years. The editorial review board has included Associate Curator Jennifer Lange and Studio Editor Paul Hill from the Media Arts area of the Wexner Center for the Arts. They have graciously agreed to continue working with us in that capacity and are joined at the present time by Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies, Brian Hauser of Union College. Matt Swift, Academic Advisor for the Film Studies Program is overseeing the production process from within our office.

Having now assumed the role of Executive Editor of the Journal of Short Film, I’m thrilled with its current state and potential for the future. With Volume 17 in production and the selection process for Volume 18 underway, we are committed to maintaining the JSF’s place as the unique outlet for original creative work in this vein. I invite you to visit our website at www.thejsf.org to learn more about the submission process, previous and forthcoming volumes, discounted orders, individual and institutional subscriptions, and the time and place of release screenings. Our future plans include developing companion components such as critical textual sites and pedagogical packages, and these will be detailed on the website as they come into full focus.

Beyond the new address, listed above, current subscribers should notice no changes in price or service as a result of the JSF’s transfer. Please check out the JSF, consider subscribing if you do not already do so, and pass word along to your friends, colleagues, and libraries.

Sincerely,

John E. Davidson, Director
The Film Studies Program
Associate Professor in Germanic L&L

The Journal of Short Film
4108 Smith Laboratory
174 W. 18th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210
614-292-6044 (phone)
614-688-5678 (fax)
thejsf@osu.edu