Min Bae

Min Bae and Kim NelsonMin Bae and Kim Nelson stand in front of the green screen in the university's Studio 5 film production facility. The two faculty members and filmmakers will both be screening new documentaries at the Windsor International Film Festival.

UWindsor filmmakers to screen docs at WIFF

A new film that focuses on a pioneer of the women’s movement in Windsor is much more than a lesson in feminism, according to its co-director.

“It’s a lesson in the history of the city, and a lesson about how you can live your life really caring about other people, and have an incredibly fulfilling life,” Kim Nelson says of This is What a Feminist Sounds Like.

Showcase to screen student film projects

An open house Thursday in the newly upgraded Studio 5 facilities in Essex Hall will give insight into the film production process and some of the resulting student projects, says professor Min Bae.

“We are showing very interesting miniature film sets and a series of student film trailers,” he says, as well as leading tours through an editing suite.

The April 11 event is free and open to the public and begins at 6 p.m. in room 103, Essex Hall.

Watch a brief teaser on the making of the short film Noah, by student Svjetlana Oppen:

Trip west provides awesome experience for aspiring filmmaker

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of articles about students who were involved in cool research, scholarly and creative activities during their summer break from classes.

Some people who travel through the Canadian prairies may describe their spaces as mundane, but to a young camera man with a vivid imagination and a desire for visual stimulation, the wide open west provides a bounty of opportunity.

Prof's potentially controversial documentary to screen at film festival

If the role of a documentary filmmaker is to focus the lens on provocative and potentially incendiary subject matter, then Kim Nelson perfectly fits the part.

However, rather than imposing her own personal opinions on the controversial topics of immigration and multicultural assimilation in Germany, she takes a back seat in her film Berliner, allowing instead for the characters’ own personal stories to define the fundamental conflict there.