faculty_harrisUCF Associate Professor and world-renowned experimental film artist Christopher Harris does it again. Harris’ films have screened at festivals all over the world and this March he will grab another noted laurel. Harris’ film, 28.IV.81 (Bedouin Spark), has been officially selected to screen at the annual Courtisane Festival in Ghent, Belgium. Harris’ film will screen under the section “experimental and artists’ films for children” and will screen between March 17th and March 21st, 2010.

Christopher Harris’ awards winning experimental films have explored post-industrial urban landscapes, black outlaws, the cosmic consequences of the sun’s collapse, and a child’s nightlight. His work has screened at festivals, museums and cinematheques throughout the United States and Europe, including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the VIENNALE-Vienna International Film Festival, the San Francisco Cinematheque, and Rencontres Internationales Paris among others.

In 2009 Harris founded Sunspot Cinema, a unique group dedicated to bringing experimental film to the central Florida area. Sunspot Cinema collaborates with UCF Film to host visiting artists and present experimental film screenings in the Orlando area.

Courtisane 2010 will present a broad selection of recent Belgian and international film and video works, bringing together an exciting mix of up-and-coming young talent and established names. On top of that, two thematic evenings will be filled with performances, installations and screenings.

For information about UCF FILM events, screenings and visiting distinguished artists, please visit www.ucffilm.blogspot.com.