Animation; Experiment #24 | Sheila M. Sofian

Animation; Experiment in collaboration with New Media Society | #24

Artist talk with Sheila M. Sofian

June 12, 2019 | 8 pm

In this session of animated-documentary series, we will have a conversation with American artist and professor; Sheila M. Sofian via Skype, about her works and her technique.

Sheila M. Sofian creates films that investigate social issues utilizing a unique hybrid of animation and documentary. Sofian has produced seven award-winning independent animated films. She recently completed production on “Truth Has Fallen”, a feature length animated/live action documentary about people wrongfully convicted of murder and flaws in the United States legal system that led to these injustices. Sofian has received grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, the Rockefeller Media Arts Award, the Roy W. Dean Film Grant, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Women in Film Foundation and the Pew Fellowships in the Arts. Sofian is currently Full Professor at the University of Southern California.

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