Carrie Hawks harnesses the magic of animation to tell stories. The artist works in a variety of medium including drawing, doll-making, and performance. Their work addresses gender, sexuality, and race. They have shown in New York, Atlanta, Kansas City, Toronto, and Tokyo. They hold a BA in Art History & Visual Arts from Barnard College and a BFA in Graphic Design from Georgia State University. Their first documentary, Delilah, won the Best Experimental Award at the Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival (2012). Their films have screened at BlackStar Film Festival (Philadelphia), CinemAfrica (Stockholm, Sweden), and MIX Queer Experimental Film Festival (New York). black enuf* won the 'Best Animation' at Reel Sisters of the Diaspora (2017), 'Best Women's Short Film-Audience Award' at the 30th Annual Out on Film Festival (2017) in Atlanta, Georgia and "Best Animation" at the First City Film Festival (2018) in Leavenworth, KS.
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Mauricio Alejandro Escamilla's artistic life began from a young age; illustrating anything he could. At the age of 12, he began to play musical instruments, primarily drums and percussion. This was the start of his sonic mentality.
Studying at the School of the Art's Kinetic Imaging program at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, he explored the moving image creating videos, 2D and 3D animations, stop-motions, films, as well as creating sound design, experimental music and audio installations.
Wishing to continue pursuing his love of audio, music, and performance, Mauricio completed a Masters of Science in Sound Design at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, graduating in 2012. There, he focused on creative sound design for film, animation, and live performance applications, foley and studio recording techniques, mixing, audio editing, and reactive programming.
Mauricio is currently residing in Brooklyn New York and is focusing on audio production, his solo music career, and various sound design projects.
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Véronique N. Doumbé
Véronique N. Doumbé has roots in Cameroon (Central Africa) and Martinique (West Indies). She was born in France and raised in Cameroon, France and Ivory Coast. She is both a narrative and documentary storyteller who wears multiple hats as producer, director and editor.
Her first feature documentary Denis A. Charles: an interrupted conversation about Free Jazz drummer Denis Charles won Best Documentary Production at the XVII Black international cinema in Berlin and the Audience Award at Detroit Docs in 2002. I
She has directed music videos and shorts films. Her first short Luggage, which she wrote, directed, and edited, was screened at the Short Film Corner in Cannes in 2007. The Birthday Party, written by Sherry McGuinn, won the Best Micro mini Award at Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival in 2009 and the Dikalo Award 2009 for Best Short at the Pan African Film Festival in Cannes.
Her latest music video, shot in black and white infrared, was created for the Soul Secrets EP by FaithNY, released on World Wide Vibe Records (2015).
She is currently developing Raising Zuly, a feature length documentary about a girl growing up with Down Syndrome in Barcelona with her mother, tap dancer Roxane Butterfly.
Heather Marie Scholl
As an artist, I spend a lot of time thinking about how we’re born into fantasies of the way life should be and the ways that comes crashing down around us. For me, this often means issues of gender and sexuality. However I often touch on many different mythological social constructs, including race and class. Whether it’s looking at my personal experiences and the traumas I went through, or looking at the larger picture of the historic and modern systems of power. Exploring these issues makes me feel connected to both the past and the future. This comes through in the mediums I select and the imagery I use.