Media City Film Festival 25th Anniversary
Spotlight Series

January 2022

Three Fold presents a preview of moving image artwork by Tracey Moffatt, Ulysses Jenkins, L. Franklin Gilliam, Tony Cokes, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Cecilia Vicuña, Ximena Cuevas, and Tânia Dinis, selected for Spotlight Series, part of Media City Film Festival’s 25th Anniversary virtual edition streaming online February 8 through March 1, 2022. Three Fold will make links to all films available beginning February 8.

The Spotlight Series provides access to moving image artwork that deserves further critical attention and a wider global audience. It builds on Media City Film Festival’s Retrospective Section, which has presented hundreds of artists over the years, such as Yoko Ono, Michael Snow, Alvin Lucier, and others. This year’s spotlights are curated by Greg de Cuir Jr and Almudena Escobar Lòpez. 

In its entirety, Media City Film Festival will be streaming more than seventy films and digital artworks during the course of its month-long celebration, including work by Sergei Parajanov, Carolee Schneemann, Luther Price, Karpo Godina, Sky Hopinka, and many more.

Here are eight highlights from the Spotlight Series, which will be available to stream for free online.

Tracey Moffatt (b. 1960, Brisbane, Australia) is an artist and filmmaker of Aboriginal Australian heritage, recognized for revolutionizing global photographic practice at the end of the twentieth century ... [read more]

Ulysses Jenkins

Pioneering video and multimedia artist Ulysses Jenkins (b. 1946, Los Angeles, CA) has had a profound influence on contemporary art for more than fifty years ... [read more]

L. Franklin Gilliam

L. Franklin Gilliam (b. 1967, Washington, D.C.) is a filmmaker and media artist whose creative practice is research-based and multidisciplinary ... [read more]

Tony Cokes

The influential body of moving image artwork by Tony Cokes (b. 1956, Richmond, Virginia) connects contemporary politics with popular culture ... [read more]

Curated by Greg de Cuir Jr for Media City Film Festival. Oona Mosna: Artistic Director

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz (b. 1972, San Juan, Puerto Rico) is an artist and filmmaker whose moving image work explores the social and political interconnections inherent to the postcolonial Caribbean context  ... [read more]

Cecilia Vicuñia

Since the 1960s, the work of celebrated poet, artist, and activist Cecilia Vicuña (b. 1948, Santiago, Chile) has been at the vanguard of contemporary practice ... [read more]

Ximena Cuevas

The innovative practice of media artist and filmmaker Ximena Cuevas (b. 1963, Mexico City, Mexico) offers a feminist perspective on issues of corruption, gender, and social inequalities ... [read more]

Curated by Almudena Escobar López for Media City Film Festival. Oona Mosna: Artistic Director

Lead image, Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy, Tracey Moffatt, 35mm>digital, 1990, courtesy of the artist © Tracey Moffat and Women Make Movies.

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