May 4, 2012

Pratt Film and Video thesis showcase at Brooklyn Academy of Music

Pratt Institute
Images clockwise from left: Film stills from Polaroid Girl, Finding Sarah, Disconnect When, Linda LeThorn & the Musicbox, The Griot, and Head. Photos clockwise from left: courtesy April Maxey, Anna Evetts Tebbutt, Bridget Moriarty, Meg Skaff, David Adeogun, and Ted Hesse.

Six bachelor’s degree candidates from Pratt Institute’s Department of Film and Video will present their thesis work on Monday, May 7, at 7pm at BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Avenue, in Brooklyn. This free screening of individual short thesis films, titled “Senior Class Film Showcase,” is open to members of the public who have made reservations.

Members of the public who are interested in making a seating reservation may contact Eric Trenkamp at [email protected]. Members of the press who are interested in making a seating reservation may contact Amy Aronoff at [email protected].

The “Senior Class Film Showcase” will feature innovative work from the program and will offer the community a chance to see the ingenuity and creativity of emerging filmmakers from Pratt Institute in the beautiful surrounds of The Brooklyn Academy of Music. It is the culmination of each student’s cinematic interests, and is not restricted in content or style. The resulting films from this year’s degree candidates are traditional narrative and experimental fiction films.

Pratt’s Department of Film and Video emphasizes an awareness of fine arts traditions as well as the professional disciplines of the contemporary media artist. Students in the bachelor of fine arts degree program acquire foundation skills while pursuing their own artistic visions in documentary, experimental, and narrative modes of production. The department is chaired by Leighton Pierce and is part of the Pratt Institute School of Art and Design, which is led by Dean Concetta M. Stewart.

About Pratt Institute
Globally recognized for its distinguished academic reputation, Pratt Institute is one of the world’s most prestigious independent colleges. Founded in 1887, Pratt offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs to 4,700 students from around the world in architecture, art and design, information and library science, and liberal arts and sciences. Pratt’s programs are consistently ranked among the best in the country, and its faculty and alumni include the most renowned artists, designers, and scholars in their fields who collectively have produced some of the most innovative and iconic works of our time. Pratt’s inspirational campus in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn and in Manhattan on West 14th Street places it in one of the world’s cultural epicenters and provides its students with unparalleled training facilities. Pratt is currently in the midst of a 16-month celebration of its rich 125-year history of creativity. For more information on Pratt’s 125th Anniversary, visit

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