The Film and Mass Media department at the Nicholson School of Communication and Media have wonderful news to share. Alum and professors have incredible things going underway including award winning films and world premieres of new documentaries. Assistant Professors Tim Ritter and Georg Koszulinski talk about the wonderful events that have recently taken place within the Film and Mass Media program as well as their exciting new projects.


Tim Ritter:

“One big development is an alum, Monica Sorelle, [who] won the Independent Spirit Award as “Someone to Watch” for her debut feature film “Mountains.” This film won a Special Jury Mention at Tribeca and was an official selection for Tribeca, two of the most esteemed festivals in the world.

Check it out here: Mountains | 2023 Tribeca Festival | Tribeca (


Georg Koszulinski:

The short film, The Baffin Bay Deglacial Experiment was produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Georg Koszulinski. Over the past two decades, his films have been presented at hundreds of film festivals, museums, and microcinemas worldwide. His feature documentaries can be found on Tubi, Proquest, and Amazon Prime.

The National Science Foundation-funded short documentary will premiere at GeoCinema where a showcase of films that explore geoscience will be held April 14-19 in Vienna, Austria during the annual EGU General Assembly (EGU24). The General Assembly is Europe’s largest geosciences event, attended annually by over 16,000 scientists from around the world. There will also be a presentation at the South London Film Festival this spring, with other screenings to be announced.

Also, Koszulinski mentions that his experimental video, Glacier / No Glacier, was accepted for publication in the next issue of Waxing and Waning. “The two projects are thematically related, the former filmed off the coast of Greenland, and the latter in various locations in Iceland.” Here is a preview:


By Majdulina Hamed.

Published to Nicholson News on February 7th, 2024.

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