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Cigdem Slankard



Sep 2013
Watch all episodes of Cleveland Film Talk , Season 1 online. This is a local television show, which I co-produced in March 2013. It is a collaboration between Cuyahoga Community College and Cleveland International Film Festival.

Cleveland Film Talk is a talk show that takes audiences behind the camera lens and into the making of films screened at the 37th Cleveland International Film Festival. Interviews with filmmakers presenting their work at CIFF provide an in depth look at the creative process. Each episode features two filmmakers interviewed at the Tommy Li Puma Center for Creative Arts.

May 2013
Coverage on Cleveland Film Talk

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Apr 2013
Tri-C Media Arts and Studies students get behind the scenes at Cleveland International Film Festival. Watch the action at our video blog and get to know the filmmakers and their process up close.

Jan 2013
New Video Work uploaded at Something to Say, a collaborative video art project / blog with Claire Sherwood.

Oct 2012
Great American Bumper Sticker, a documentary film I produced and directed, screened at Chagrin Documentary Film Festival.

Oct 2012
Coverage on the Great American Bumper Sticker

Sep 2012
I have to say I am more comfortable behind the camera, but this video really explains my work at Tri-C Visual Communication & Design.

Mar 2011
Video work to be featured in ART:FILM/FILM:ART, an exhibition exploring the intersection of art and film at The Diane Kidd Gallery, Tiffin University. The exhibition was curated by Prof. Lee Fearnside. Opening reception Thu, Mar 24 6:30-8pm, the show runs through April 6.

Jun 2010
Sixteen to Life will be featured at the Ohio Independent Film Festival. Screening scheduled for Saturday, June 12th at 2:00 pm at the Beachland Ballroom. (15711 Waterloo Road, Cleveland, OH)

Nov 2009
New work will be exhibited at Anderson Creative, Canton, OH. Opening in June 2010. To learn more about the exhibition visit: Anderson Creative and Emily

Apr 2009
Visiting artist: Daniel Enrique Garcia, an Assistant Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences at Calvin College, produced and directed Lurigancho (2002), a documentary that examines the lives of minority inmates at a Peruvian prison.

Monday May 3rd at 6:30 pm. Cleveland State University, Music and Communications Building, Room 107.

Screening and Q&A with the filmmaker
Tuesday May4th 8:00 am lecture and discussion with students of COM 321: Documentary Film.

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Mar 2009
Visiting artist: Brian Plow, an Assistant Professor of Electronic Media and Film at Towson University, produced and directed Home (2008), a documentary that examines the story of baseball, urban redevelopment and the human cost of bringing them to York, PA.

This is a story of an American urban space and its complex transformation.  It is also the story of one woman’s experience, leaving her home of 50 years, starting over and perhaps paying the biggest price of all for baseball and the city.

Monday April 26th at 6:30 pm. Cleveland State University, Music and Communications Building, Room 107. Screening and Q&A with the filmmaker.

Tuesday April 27th 8:00 am lecture and discussion with students of COM 321: Documentary Film.

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Nov 2008
Student Film Screening
Films produced by students of Communication 414: Film Practicum

Friday Deecmber 5th 2008, 5:30 pm
Cleveland State University, Music and Communication Building Room 107
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Sep 2008
City-wide auditions for short films
Friday September 19th @ 6:00 PM
Cleveland State University

Music and Communications Building, Room 232

Films will be produced by film majors at Cleveland State University.

Actors of all ages are welcome.

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Aug 2008
I'm looking forward to a great panel for Tracing the Image: Intersections of Fine Arts and Cinema at the 2008 Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) in New Orleans in September. Presenters include Samantha Di Rosa (Elon University), Patrick Craig Manning (University of New Mexico), Christopher Lowther (University of Alabama-Birmingham) and Kelli Bodle (Louisiana State University).

Jan 2008
Call for Participation for a session in the Southeastern College Art Conference. Tracing the Moving Image: Intersections of Fine Arts and Cinema. This session will explore moving image as a fine arts medium and focus on the intersection of visual art and cinema. I am seeking papers and artists’ presentations, which will illuminate different facades of this hybrid/cognitive medium.

Bad News/ Good News will be included in Open Video Projects, a video archive currently based in Rome, Italy that facilitates screenings throughout the city in conjunction with a weekly appointment at Rialtosantambrogio during the Blueroom evening.

Bad News/ Good News has been selected for the 2007 program of the 2007 4th Annual Women's Caucus for Art (WCA) International Video Shorts Festival. Juror Sheryl Mousley will introduce the program which will be held at Barnard College, NYC on Sunday, Feb. 18th, from 2 to 4 PM.