Sandscribe Student Film Fest in US

On July 29, 2017, Sandscribe is holding its first film festival in the US to celebrate emerging filmmakers in Ethiopia. The one-day festival will take place at the University of Maryland. This event  is open to the public and will feature afternoon workshops, followed by an evening of screenings, remarks, awards, and more. Sandscribe’s goal is to encourage aspiring filmmakers, foster a vibrant film industry in Ethiopia, and promote artistic collaboration that spans our continents. When & Where Saturday July 29, 2017 • 2pm…

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Dr. Steven Thomas in Addis on Fulbright

Sandscribe was delighted to see Dr. Steven Thomas return to Addis Ababa. Dr. Thomas, a professor of literature and film at Wagner College in New York, is a member of Sandscribe’s guest faculty. This fall, he received a Fulbright scholarship to teach film analysis and research the Ethiopian film industry. From October to December 2016, Thomas taught a graduate seminar on film theory for Addis Ababa University’s new Master of Arts program. He also worked with several local scholars to research…

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168-Hour Film Competition

Sandscribe students have entered the 168-Hour Film Project‘s film competition. Each participant draws a random scripture passage and makes a film inspired by it, directly or indirectly. And they have only 168 hours to make and submit their film. Our students have taken on the challenge with great enthusiasm. Here are some photos from the set.

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Sandscribe at Bristol University, UK

The Bristol Institute for Research in the Arts and the Humanities (BIRTHA) invited Sandscibe’s Dhaba Wayessa and Dr. Steven W. Thomas to England to talk about their work. Steve was accompanied by his wife Maya Tessema. They spent three days (Mar 9 – 11) with Bristol University’s professors Richard Pettigrew (Department of Philosophy), Josie McLellan (History), Tom Sperlinger (English), and Madhu Krishnan (English). The Bristol professors are part of initiatives at Bristol University to innovate ways in which the arts and humanities might…

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