IMA Program Film Seminar and Screening Series with Jill Godmilow

The Integrated Media Arts MFA Program at Hunter College Presents:

The Art the Anti-Doc or Post-Realist Nonfiction Film
A Seminar and Screening Series with filmmaker Jill Godmilow

Dates: Mon-Fri November 18 to 22
Seminar 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

This seminar will focus on the nature of what Jill calls the Anti-Doc – films that refuse the traditional documentary’s production of realism and its ideological implications. Twelve students will join Jill for a rigorous discussion of a collection of anti-doc films from all over the world that use a variety of strategies to produce useful experience – not by fashioning images of the world into satisfying form for a unified spectator, but by scattering our presumed collectivity into self-consciousness. There will be required readings in the form of a small printed course packet that should be purchased and read by all participating.

Jill Godmilow’s Press Release Information

Evening Screenings

This series of evening screenings will accompany the seminar. Each evening a series of short films that offer a tour of anti-documentary possibilities. These screenings will be 90 minutes in length, running from 7 – 8:30 PM, except for one, as noted below.

Screening Event – On Thursday November 21st there will be a longer screening and discussion open to students and faculty from the department from 7 – 9 or 9:30 PM. Jill will present several films that relate to the critical issues she is raising about the post-realist film.


Jill has kindly offered to critique the work of IMA students. There will be four sessions for four students directly after the Seminars on the first four days.

To Join: Please contact Martin Lucas at if you are interested in being part of this seminar. The seminar is timed to avoid conflicts with other IMA classes, but the screenings are not. If you want to participate but have evening conflicts, arrangements can be made for you to view the works on your own time.