Gina Carducci

Gina Carducci is a filmmaker, graduate student in Media Studies, and Assistant Lab Manager in the Film/Video Department at Pratt Institute. Her first film, STONE WELCOME MAT, premiered at the Venice Film Festival while she was a film student at California College of Arts and Crafts in 2003. That year they decided to cut the "crafts" out of their name, but she refuses to cut the craft out of filmmaking. Carducci continues to shoot on her Bolex, hand-process in her kitchen, tape splice on her Steenbeck, and find ways to do almost every step of the filmmaking process herself, as she did when she worked in professional photochemical film labs. Film is not dead... yet - it is in the hands of the artists. Her films have screened, by invitation, at Brooklyn Museum, Havana Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, and Tate Modern. Her films have also screened at Anthology Film Archives, Frameline, Migrating Forms, REDCAT and TIE, among others. GENERATIONS (2010), a collaboration with Barbara Hammer, premiered at MoMA, won the Black Maria Film and Video Festival#s Director#s Choice Award, won the Special Jury Award at the Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and won the 2011 Teddy Award for Best Short Film at the Berlinale. Carducci is currently shooting and hand-processing her next film, THE END OF A SEASON, which pushes the boundaries of art and activism by exposing the incongruity of working in a dying medium on a dying planet.