Tulsa Artist Fellowship Open House Short Films
Fri 10/6-Sun 10/8: 1:00p, 5:00p, 9:00p
All screenings FREE and open to the public.
Join us for "Open House Shorts," a 60-minute film program that highlights the diverse talent and creative content within the Tulsa Artist Fellowship community. Experience a collection of thought-provoking short films that explore various themes, showcasing the unique perspectives and storytelling abilities of these talented artists.
For more information, click the tickets button to visit TulsaArtistFellowship.org/open-house and learn about all the Open House events happening this weekend.
Film screenings include:
ART BASEL “MEET THE INSTITUTIONS” | TULSA ARTIST FELLOWSHIP (6m, 2022, US) Director/Cinematographer/Editor: Shaandiin Tome. Additional Camera: Brittany Bendabout. Sound/Music: Forrest Goodluck. Art Basel Team: Editors: Coline Milliard, Alicia Reuter. Producer: Akiel Gallina. Video Commissioner: Jeanne-Salomé Rochat. Produced by Art Basel and Tulsa Artist Fellowship.
The Art Basel produced “Meet the Institutions” video explores how Tulsa Artist Fellowship leads the way in providing spaces for exhibition and artistic work to thrive in Tulsa’s unique and burgeoning cultural landscape. Filmed in 2022 at Tulsa Artist Fellowship’s November First Friday for Art Basel. Featured artists include Anita Fields, Kalup Linzy, Yatika Fields and Tulsa Artist Fellowship Executive Director and Artistic Director, Carolyn Sickles.
SHIMÁSÁNÍ (15m, 2009, US) Director/Writer: Blackhorse Lowe. Producers: Blackhorse Lowe, David Stevens, Nanobah Becker, Heather Rae & Chad Burris. Starring: Brigadier Brown, Noelle Brown, Carmelita B. Lowe, June Lowe & Larry A. Lowe.
In 1934 on the serene Navajo reservation, Mary Jane must decide whether to stay at home with her grandmother (másání) and carry on her traditional lifestyle or seek a new life "just over the mountain." Sundance, Tribeca and LA Shorts Film Festivals Official selection and Best of Show at SWAIA, Best Cinematography at Montreal First Peoples' Festival and Best Narrative at Marin County Festival.
SPIRITS (POYVFECKV) (9m, 2021, US) Director: Kyle Bell. Producers: Dylan Brodie, Brooks Hall. Supervising Producer: Sterlin Harjo. Cinematographer: Jake Lurvey. Cast: Dicey Barnett, Brandon Bell, Curtis Scott.
As Bon prepares to depart for college to pursue basketball, the prospect of leaving everything behind troubles him deeply. Kyle Bell's debut narrative short film explores Bon's emotional struggle as he separates from his community, with a poignant focus on his profound connection with his grandmother. Kyle Bell is the protege of Spike Lee in the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative 2022.
ᎤᏕᏲᏅ (WHAT THEY’VE BEEN TAUGHT) (9m, 2022, US) Director: Brit Hensel. Producers: Taylor Hensel, Adam Mazo, Kavita Pillay, Tracy Rector. Associate Producer: Keli Gonzalez. A Nia Tero and Upstander Project Production. In association with REI Co-op Studios.
ᎤᏕᏲᏅ reflects on tradition, language, land, and the commitment to maintaining balance, a collaborative effort with independent artists from the Cherokee Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Filmed on the Qualla Boundary, North Carolina and in Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma.
JOY HARJO: POET WARRIOR (2m, 2021, US) Produced by Tulsa Artist Fellowship. Videographer/Sound Mixer/Editor: Nick Buttram.
Joy Harjo, the 23rd United States Poet Laureate and a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, and a Tulsa Artist Fellow alum, launched her memoir, "Poet Warrior," at an event co-hosted by Magic City Books at Tulsa's Guthrie Green. In this book, Harjo, renowned for her jazz-infused, bluesy style, elegantly blends prose, song, and poetry to craft a spiritual map of her journey toward self-discovery, providing a distinctive glimpse into her identity as a poet and artist.
DORMANT LOVE (9, 2021, US) Writer/Director/Performer: Moheb Soliman. Cinematographer/Editor: Ryan Melling. Audio: Patrick Schaefer. Commissioned by The Great Northern and Mizna for a site-specific at First Avenue, Minneapolis MN.
For/from COVID-19/the Twin Cities. A performance for video; a poem for performance; an anxious dream in broad bleak daylight of deep pandemic times, deep cold, freeze, slumber and routine sleeplessness/solitude/aloneness/alienation. Deep insurrection and uprising Trump and Floyd times. Vacillating between the real inhospitable world and some tough love it yields.
ASSHOLE (6m, US, 2022) Director/Producer/Music: Kalup Linzy. Cinematographer: Elvis Ripley. Cast: Kalup Linzy, Rebekah Campbell McIlwain, and Michael Palazzo. Made with support from Tulsa FMAC and Tulsa Artist Fellowship.
Official music video for Kalup Linzy's song, "Asshole" featured on the 2023 album "Not Ready To Say Goodbye." Kalup Linzy is a video and performance artist renowned for politically charged videos delving into community, sexuality, gender, and identity. Filmed on location at Veteran Park in Tulsa, OK.
ANDY ARKLEY: A TRIO OF SHORTS (4m, 2009-2015, US). Creators: The Bran Flakes, Andy Arkley, Julie Alpert. Animator: Mildred Pitt, Andy Arkley. Music by: The Bran Flakes, Andy Arkley.
In this compilation of 1 to 2-minute videos, artist Andy Arkley showcases his versatility in the realms of art, design, sound, and media. His work radiates with elation and positivity as seen in his sound collage band's animations "FIFTY YOUR FIFTY" (1m, 2009, US) and "WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT" (2m, 2009, US). "VACATION SLIDESHOW" (1m, 2015, US/Europe), a collaborative creation by Andy and his wife and artist Julie Alpert, adds a whimsical twist to their European travel experiences.