One of the CUNY Film Festival’s founders, Macaulay alum Dan Cowen ’11 (Hunter) reveals the art in filmmaking.


Ken-ChristensenTHShoot One, Please by Ken Christensen, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. This short documentary follows a 15-year-old from Stamford, N.Y., in the Catskills, as he hunts his first deer with his father.The film was featured as a New York Times Op-Doc. Christensen is an independent video producer journalist based in Seattle. He spent the past several years in New York City as a reporter at Crain’s New York Business and CUNY student.



Alison-CorsieTH2014 2ND PLACE WINNER: Erased by Alison Corsie, Hunter College. Shot with an Arri-S 16mm camera and Kodak 250D film, Alison’s film earned Official Selection designation at The Americas Film Festival 2014, the Katra Film Series June 2014 and the New York City Independent Film Festival 2014.




2014 3RD PLACE WINNER: Segues by Kenneth Axen, Brooklyn College.  Dr. Axen is a Brooklyn College faculty member. He has exhibited his photographic work at the Stepping Stone Gallery (Huntington, NY), Rockaway Artists Alliance, Park Slope Starbucks and other venues.

See complete list of 2014 CUNY Film Festival winners.

Cicada, directed by Natalya Serebrennikova ’10 (Hunter College): Childhood memories are expressed in poetic images as a woman remembers life after moving to Brooklyn.


World’s Fair, a film by Kalim Armstrong ’11 (Hunter College): In his quest for freedom, George Anton has become a prisoner on his boat. World’s Fair is a portrait of a man living in a fading New York City – a city of possibility, freedom, and beauty.


The End of Evolution by Adam B.


Bus Stop Sonata by Eric Levy, winner of the AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD


Leaving Ground Zero by Andres Otero ’10 (Hunter College).