Bella, our experimental short film, is an Official Selection for the 20th Annual Santa Fe Film Festival. Co-creator Sarah Stolar will be one of this year's local filmmakers highlighted in the festival's Spotlight on New Mexico Filmmakers program. The program celebrates, promotes, and encourages local production. The festival runs February 12th-16th, 2020, with a program of over 100 screenings and is part of Film Week in Santa Fe. The Santa Fe Film Festival is the longest-running film festival in New Mexico, with a rich history of amazing films and participants. 

Bella screens on February 16th. To purchase tickets follow this link -

Bella, our experimental short film, is an Official Selection for the Las Cruces International Film Festival (LCIFF). LCIFF celebrates independent film-making from around the globe in the majestic Southwestern town of Las Cruces, New Mexico. The 5th Annual festival features five days of independent films: March 4 - 8, 2020. Now celebrating its fifth season, the Las Cruces International Film Festival prides itself on bringing the best in independent film to its ever-growing audience of indie film lovers.

Bella, our short experimental film, is an Official Selection and has been nominated for Best Experimental and Best Cinematography (English Language Short) at the Southern States IndieFanFilm Fest in Biloxi, MI. The festival takes place January 7-10, 2020. Southern States Indie FanFilmFest is an International film festival that also celebrates the creative talent and diversity of the American Southern States.

We are honored to announce that Bella, our short experimental film, is an Official Selection for the Festival International de Video Arte in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bella is 1 of 57 works chosen from a total of 2200 international submissions. Also, it was one of only four selected works from the United States. We feel privileged that it will screen alongside some incredibly diverse video artworks from all over the world. The festival takes place on December 12-15 at the Graf. San Martin Cultural Center in the City of Buenos Aires.

Our experimental short film Bella is an Official Selection for the Oregon State International Film Festival. The festival presents award-winning films from across the globe, many of which premiere at Berlinale, Cannes, and Sundance.

Co-creator Sarah Stolar, in collaboration with project artist Enrico Trujillo, will exhibit the new video installation The Shadow House I in the group show Winter Tales at Currents 826 gallery in Santa Fe, NM. Winter Tales features four previous Currents New Media Festival artists collected together to explore themes of the darkest quarter of the year. These works allow us to sink into the deepest reaches of our psyche during the cold season. This show will run early December to late March, interspersed with several pop-ups and events. Opening reception Friday, December 13, 5-7pm.

On November 7th, Co-creator Seth D. Myers will be included in an annual celebration of Nebraska and Iowa filmmakers at Film Streams Dundee Theater in Omaha, NE.  Our our experimental short film Bella will be screened with other award-winning documentaries, shorts, a sci-fi vision, and an animated memoir. Multiple screenings will follow at Ruth Sokolof Theater. This year’s guest jury — composed of mentees, artist mentors, and staff from Joslyn Art Museum’s Kent Bellows Mentoring Program — had the challenging task of reviewing a record number of submissions, ultimately arriving at a feature-length collection that once again demonstrates the creativity and talent at work in the region. The Local Filmmakers Showcase is generously supported by Mutual of Omaha.

Our our award-winning experimental short film Bella is an Official Selection for the 2019 Muscatine Independent Film Festival. In addition, Bella has been nominated for Best Iowa Made and Best Short and is eligible for the Best in Show and Viewers Choice awards.  The festival runs November 8-9, 2019 in Muscatine, IA​

The catalogue for the VI International Meeting on Videodance and Videoperformance is now available for download. Bella, our award-winning short film, is one of 98 videodance works from 107 international artists to be contributing to the event next week, October 16-20, 2019, at Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporània in Valencia, Spain.  


Click here to download the catalogue; we are located on page 82.

Bella, our short experimental film has been selected as an Official Selection for the prestigious BLOW-UP International Arthouse FilmFest in Chicago, Illinois. Additionally, Bella was recognized as a finalist for the notable Andy Warhol Award for the Best Experimental Film from the United States.  BLOW-UP International Arthouse FilmFest is the #1 ranked arthouse film festival in the world and ranks #63 in the world for all film festivals. This hybrid festival is known internationally for its prominent panel of jurors that include professional artists, filmmakers, and academics.  The awarded works and some finalists screen to the general public in Chicago in early November.

Tripping the Light Fantastic, our collaborative interactive installation and contemporary dance performance that premiered at PASEO 2019 in Taos, NM, was featured in the Taos News.


Read the article here.

Bella, our experimental short film, won two awards in Iowa this Summer 2019 - Best Experimental at the Alternating Currents Festival at the Figge Art Museum and Critics Choice at the Iowa Independent Film Festival

Bella, our experimental short film, will screen at the 6th International Meeting on Videodance and Videoperformance in Valencia, Spain, October 16-20. Free and open to the public. The screening takes place at the prestigious CCCC (Centre de Cultura Contemporànea del Carme) in Valencia. Curated by Blas Payri and Rafel Arnal.

Tripping the Light Fantastic, our new collaborative installation, will premier at PASEO 2019 in Taos, NM, September 13th-14thTripping the Light Fantastic invites the audience to engage with current interactive technology to choreograph their own Screendance experience in a chromatic, time altering, and gravity-free universe of color, light, and sound. 


For more information, follow this link.

Bella, our experimental short film, is an ​Official Selection at the Iowa Independent Film Festival, September 5-7, Mason City & Clear Lake, IA

Bella, our experimental short film, will screen at the Alternating Currents Festival at the Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa, August 22nd-25th.

Helix, a video segment from Ribbons 1-6, is an Official Selection, at the inaugural Xsection Film Festival in Somerville, MA. The Xsection film festival’s focus is on the interdisciplinary collaboration between dance, science, and film. Sunday, 6-9 pm, June 30th at The Arts at the Armory, Somerville, MA.

Ribbons 1-6, our six-chapter video work, will screen at Currents New Media International Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico from  June 7th-23rd, 2019. This is Sarah Stolar's third time exhibiting at this annual new media festival.

Orientation, a video segment from Ribbons 1-6, is an Official Selection, at the inaugural Freiburg International Screendance Festival in Freiburg, Germany. The festival runs June 5th-9th, 2019.

Ribbons 1-6, our six-chapter video work, won Best Experimental and Best Cinematography at the Central States IndieFanFilm Fest in Rock Island, Illinois, May 28th-31st, 2019.​

Sarah Stolar received the inaugural Alumni Grant from the Art Academy of Cincinnati (BFA 2000) for The Bella Ribbons Project. An exhibition of single channel video, photography, drawing, and ephemera will be on view February 15th-March 8th, 2019. Sarah Stolar will present a lecture on investigative process and screen Ribbons 1-6, our six chapter video work, on February 21st, 2019 from 11:30-12:30pm.

Ribbons 1-6, our six-chapter video work, premieres at TRACE: Wayfinding In Contemporary New Media Art at ProArts Gallery in Oakland, CA, June 20th-August 31st, 2018.

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