MDOCS hosts a variety of public events throughout each academic semester. These events are all free and open to the Skidmore community as well as community members from the surrounding Saratoga region. No RSVP is needed unless otherwise noted.
24-Hour Filmmaking Marathon
Feb 7 @ 5pm - Feb 8 @ 5pm
DOCLab’s annual 24-Hour Filmmaking Marathon is coming Feb. 7-8! Dip your toe into filmmaking as you work with a group of your friends to conceive, film, and edit a film, and get it done in just 24-hours. Students of all filmmaking levels are encouraged to join - register your team for the chance to win the $200 grand prize! (write to email@example.com)
Climates of Inequality
Mar 6 - Mar 21 - Stage 1 Gallery (Albany)
This March MDOCS is hosting the Humanities Action Lab exhibit - Climates of Inequality. This collaborative exhibit showcases content contributed by schools around the country telling their own regional stories of environmental justice and includes work done by Prof. AJ Schneller’s (ES) class that focused on a story in Sheridan Hollow where an environmental justice community is working to fight the development of a power plant in their neighborhood. Join us for the opening and closing events on March 6 and 21. Details coming soon!
Thu, Apr 23 @ 6pm - Payne Room (Tang)
Dunkerley Dialogue with ground-breaking video artist Mika Rottenberg and Sarah Friedland, filmmaker and Director of MDOCS Storytellers’ Institute.
Fri, Apr 24 @ 11am - Tang Teaching Museum
Tangwaves V is a daylong transmission arts event in which we transform a hallway inside the Tang Museum into a tiny FM radio station (tune in at 87.9 FM) for a live broadcast of sound projects by individual artists, collaborative projects by Skidmore classes and student groups, and interactive experiments in listening and soundmaking.
Golden Acorn Awards
Sat, May 2 @ 6pm - Falstaff's
An awards night dedicated to honoring student creation across medium and genre, with a focus on documentary and storytelling grounded in the liberal arts. Faculty-selected works will come directly from Doc Studies courses and independent projects will be self-nominated and selected by a student panel. We invite students to submit any and all work produced in the last year to be considered.
Dip your toe into a new documentary skill with student-led DOCLab workshops - see full schedule here.
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