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  • James Kienitz Wilkins

    Assistant Professor of Screen Studies

    Email
    kienitzj@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    B - 65 West 11th Street

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    James Kienitz Wilkins

    Profile

    James N. Kienitz Wilkins is a filmmaker and artist. His films and videos have screened widely at international film festivals including Berlin, Toronto, New York, Locarno, Rotterdam, CPH:DOX, BAMcinemaFest, New Directors/New Films, and beyond. In 2017, he was included in the Whitney Biennial and a retrospective of his work was showcased at RIDM (Montréal). Solo exhibitions include Gasworks (London), Spike Island (Bristol, UK) and Kunsthalle Winterthur (Switzerland).


    Degrees Held

    BFA, The Cooper Union School of Art


    Recent Publications

    The Plagiarists (2019

    This Action Lies (2018)

    The Dynamic Range (2018)

    Mediums (2017)

    Common Carrier (2017)

    The Republic (2017)

    Indefinite Pitch (2016)

    B-ROLL with Andre (2015)

     


    Research Interests

    Screenwriting, experimental narrative, docufiction, cinematography, sound design, artist film


    Awards And Honors

    (selected)

    • Sarasota Film Festival: Terry Porter Visionary Award 2019
    • Chicago Underground Film Festival: William Greaves Award 2019
    • Tacoma Film Festival: Best Narrative Screenplay & Best Narrative Director 2019
    • Indie Memphis Festival: Departures Best Feature Award 2017
    • Kazuko Trust Award, Film Society of Lincoln Center 2016
    • Curtocircuíto International Film Festival: EXPLORA Short Film Award 2016
    • 25 FPS Experimental Film and Video Festival: Grand Prix 2015
    • Ann Arbor Film Festival: George Manupelli Founder's Spirit Award 2015
    • Riviera Maya Film Festival RiveriaLab: Development Award 2014

    Current Courses

    Independent Senior Project
    LCST 4990, Fall 2022

    Independent Study
    LCST 3950, Fall 2022

    Screen Writing
    LCST 3170, Fall 2022

    Future Courses

    Advanced Screen Writing
    LCST 4170, Spring 2023

    Cinematography
    LCST 2150, Spring 2023

    Independent Senior Project
    LCST 4990, Spring 2023

    Independent Study
    LCST 3950, Spring 2023

    Senior Seminar: Screen
    LCST 4900, Spring 2023

    Past Courses

    Advanced Screen Writing
    LCST 4170, Spring 2022

    Independent Senior Project
    LCST 4990, Spring 2022

    Independent Study
    LCST 3950, Spring 2022

    Senior Seminar: Screen
    LCST 4900, Spring 2022

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