About

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Lauren Cook is Associate Professor of Cinema at the University of Hartford where she teaches courses in filmmaking and media studies. Her films have screened internationally at film festivals, galleries and museums, including: Images Festival Toronto, Margaret Meade Film Festival at the American Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, Des Moines Art Center, Black Maria Film Festival, VideoEx Switzerland, Festival Des Cinemas Differents de Paris, and the Emerging Filmmakers Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival.

Selected Recent/Upcoming Screenings

11/2019 - UltraCinema Mexico - Look Around You

11/2019 - UltraCinema Mexico - Dot Matrix

8/2019 - Film Festival @ Gallery 44 Stockholm - Dot Matrix

6/2019 - Florence Arts Night Out - Trans/Figure/Ground

6/2019 - Labocine Issue #35 The Science of Cinema - Trans/Figure/Ground

6/2019 - BEEF @ Cube Cinema, Bristol, UK - HandMade

5/2019 - Kinodot Film Festival Russia - Dot Matrix

2/2019 - RPM Festival, Boston - Look Around You

12/2018 - Prisme @ Mire Film Labs, France - Trans/Figure/Ground

11/2018 - Teros Gallery. San Diego - Dot Matrix

10/2018 - Buffalo International Film Festival - Look Around You

10/2018 - Punto Y Raya Festival, Poland - Dot Matrix

8/2018 - San Diego Underground Film Festival - Dot Matrix

7/2018 - Indie Street Festival / Detour Gallery - Dot Matrix

5/2018 - Alchemy Film Festival (Scotland) - Dot Matrix

4/2018 - Athens International Film Festival - Dot Matrix

4/2018 - Florida Film Festival - Dot Matrix

3/2018 - Edge of Frame at the Barbican in London - Trans/Figure/Ground

2018 - Black Maria Film Tour (Multiple Locations) - Dot Matrix

Selected Grants & Awards 

2018 - Humanities Center Seminar Fellow and Coordinator - University of Hartford

2018 - Engaged Learning Fellowship - University of Hartford

2018 - Grant: High Impact Practices - University of Hartford

2017 - Jury's Choice Award - Black Maria Film Festival - Dot Matrix

2017 - Innovations in Teaching and Learning Award - University of Hartford

2015 - Innovations in Teaching and Learning Award - University of Hartford

2012 - Engaged Learning Fellowship - University of Hartford

2009 - Humanities Center Seminar Fellow and Coordinator

2007 - Women's Education and Leadership Fund Grant

2006 - Flaherty Seminar Fellowship

2005 - Film Award - Museum of Contemporary Cinema Foundation

Filmmaking and Screenwriting Courses Taught:

Modes of Film and Video Production, Intro to Filmmaking, Storytelling for the Screen, Screenwriting 2, Narrative Filmmaking, Producing and Directing, Documentary Filmmaking, Animation, Sound Design, Experimental Filmmaking, Cinematography, Web Series: Concept to Creation

 

Media Studies and Game Design Courses Taught: 

Intro to Film Studies, Image/Ideology/War, Framing War, Video Games/Capital/Culture, Video Game Theory and Analysis, Creating Video Games, News Across Media Platforms, Evidence in a Post-Truth World

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