Film/Video and Animation

Robb Moss

Robb Moss

Harvard College Professor
Chair, Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies (AFVS)

Robb Moss's most recent project, Containment, is about the disposition of nuclear waste for now and for the next 10,000 years. ... Read more about Robb Moss

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Lucien Castaing-Taylor

Lucien Castaing-Taylor

John Cowles Professor of Art and Anthropology
Director, Sensory Ethnography Lab (SEL); Director, Film Study Center
Co-Director of Graduate Studies, Critical Media Practice

Castaing-Taylor is an anthropologist whose work conjugates art's negative capability with an ethnographic attachment to the flux of life and a engagement with the pressing ecological and political challenges of our day. ... Read more about Lucien Castaing-Taylor

Steven Ascher

Steven Ascher

Visiting Professor of Art, Film, and Visual Studies, 2017-18

Steven Ascher is an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and writer. His feature documentaries include Troublesome Creek (Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award), So Much So Fast (Sundance premiere), and Raising Renee (HBO; Emmy nominee, Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming).... Read more about Steven Ascher

Alfred Guzzetti

Alfred Guzzetti

Osgood Hooker Professor of Visual Arts

Guzzetti’s films include the feature-length Family Portrait Sittings (1975), the first in an autobiographical cycle that continued with Scenes from Childhood (1980) and Time Exposure (2012). Guzzetti collaborated with anthropologists Ákos Östör and Lina Fruzzetti on the documentaries Seed and Earth (1994) and Khalfan and Zanzibar (2000) and with Susan Meiselas and Richard Rogers on both Living at Risk: The Story of a Nicaraguan Family (1985) and the feature-length Pictures from a Revolution (1991). ... Read more about Alfred Guzzetti

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(617) 495-9051

Sarah Jenkins

Teaching Assistant
AFVS 53AR: Fundamentals of Animation and AFVS 153AR: Intermediate Animation Workshop: Making An Animated Film (Crafts)

Kiyoto Koseki

VES 12: Drawing 1: Drawing as a Visual Language (Burin), and VES 30: Introduction to Sculpture: Object to be Destroyed (Rodriguez)
Ruth Lingford

Ruth Lingford

Senior Lecturer on Art, Film, and Visual Studies
Director of Undergraduate Studies

on leave 2019-2020

Lingford has been making short animated films since studying fine art and art history at Middlesex (1987–1990) and animation at the MA level at the Royal College of Art (1990–92). Her films have been broadcast by Channel 4 in the UK, and have won many awards all over the world.... Read more about Ruth Lingford

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Andy London

Andy London

Visiting Lecturer on Art, Film, and Visual Studies, Spring 2018

Andy London is a writer, director, animator, educator and co-founder of London Squared. He has been creating graphic novels, films, art installations and animated content since 1992.... Read more about Andy London

Guy Maddin

Guy Maddin

Visiting Lecturer on Art, Film, and Visual Studies, 2017-18

Guy Maddin is an installation & internet artist, writer and filmmaker, the director of eleven feature-length movies, including The Forbidden Room (2015), My Winnipeg (2007), The Saddest Music in the World (2003), and innumerable shorts.... Read more about Guy Maddin

Ross McElwee

Ross McElwee

Professor of the Practice of Filmmaking

McElwee has made ten feature-length documentaries as well as a number of shorter films.... Read more about Ross McElwee

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mcelwee [at]
(617) 496-6606
Verena Paravel

Verena Paravel

Visiting Professor on Art, Film, and Visual Studies, Spring 2020

Verena Paravel is an anthropologist and filmmaker. Her academic and artistic interests encompass the ecology of urbanism, the environment, and the poetics and politics of the body. Her works include 7 Queens (2008), Foreign Parts (2010), Canst Thou Draw Out Leviathan with a Hook? (2012—2016), Ah humanity! (2015), somniloquies (2017), Commensal (2017), and Caniba (2018). ... Read more about Verena Paravel


Joana Pimenta

Visiting Lecturer on Art, Film, and Visual Studies, 2019-2020
Joana Pimenta is a filmmaker and writer from Portugal who lives and works in Lisbon, the U.S. and Brazil. Her latest film, AN AVIATION FIELD, premiered in the International Competiton at the 69th Locarno Film Festival, was screened in the Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Rotterdam, CPH:Dox, Rencontres Internationales Paris – Berlin, Valdivia, Lima, Mar del Plata, Edinburgh, among others, and received the Jury Award for Best Film in Competition at Zinebi ’58.... Read more about Joana Pimenta
Dan Rowe

Daniel Rowe

Visiting Lecturer on Art, Film, and Visual Studies, Fall 2017

Daniel Rowe received his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in 2007 and received his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University 2013.... Read more about Daniel Rowe