Experimental Film and the Academy

Although published at the end of last year, I just discovered Genevieve Yue’s article, “Living Cinema: Experimental Film and the Academy”. It is an interesting read on how experimental filmmakers have come to almost rely on the academy in order to sustain the genre. Here is a brief excerpt:

Experimental filmmakers today have grown dependent on the academy, more than the museum, the film festival, or any another institution. Unlike the writers who can turn to the New York publishing establishment in the “MFA vs. NYC” dichotomy, artists who sometimes gain a foothold in the gallery scene, or even filmmakers who make crossover mainstream fare, there are few viable means for experimental film artists to support themselves outside of the academy. The closest model would be that of poets who, unable to finance their careers through book sales alone, have long since moved into the university to sustain their practice.

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