DMS students and faculty to participate in Buffalo International Film Festival!

Still frame from Fracture, 2020, by Professor Laura Kraning, competing in this years' Experimental category

The Department of Media Study has a number of exhibitors and competitors in this years' Buffalo International Film Festival, screening at the Burchfield Penny Art Institute and a number of other notable locations in Buffalo.

Get your passes here!

October 7th - 11th, screening times vary by category. 

Congratulations and good luck to all of the Media Study community members, students, faculty, and alumni alike who have been selected! Full list by category, below:


BIFF Shorts: Experimental:

Jason Livingston, Instructor and PhD Candidate – “Ancient Sunshine”

Laura Kraning, Assistant Professor – “Fracture”

Barbara Lattanzi, MAH ’80 (currently Associate Prof of Art at Alfred University) – “Probes and Burrows” and “Volcano Rondo”


BIFF Shorts: Racial Justice in View:

John Fiege, Assistant Professor – “Shoulders Deep”


BIFF Shorts: Danger Zone:

Courtlin Byrd, Instructor and PhD Candidate – “The Mainframe”

Kristian Mercado, BA ‘06 – “Nuevo Rico”


BIFF Shorts: Global Documentary:

Krista Imbesi, MFA ’12  – “Our Feet Are Rooted”


BIFF Shorts: Students:

Aaron Etteshad, BA ‘21 – “Oh No”