Professor Mack's "The Grand Bizarre" screens and is applauded internationally

Professor Jodie Mack's first feature film, The Grand Bizarre, screened throughout 2108 in venues such as the Vancouver International Film Festival, AFI Fest, Mar del Plata, Beijing International Short Film Festival, and Zagreb’s Human Rights Film Festival. She also had the opportunity to travel to Spain to serve on the jury and present a masterclass at the Zinebi International Film Festival in Bilbao; presented two programs of her films at the wonderful La Casa Encendida in Madrid; and present a new performative lecture on The Grand Bizarre at Barcelona’s L’Automatica with the animation collective CRANC (who also worked with her to create a limited edition flipbook). Professor Mack finished off 2018 with a two-part partial retrospective as part of London International Animation Festival in conjunction with Edge of Frame. All of the shows in Europe were SOLD OUT, which "was a great feeling" she said.

The Grand Bizarre made several of the top “Best of Lists” including Film Comment’s “Best Undistributed Films of 2018,” Senses of Cinema’s World Poll 2018, and Desist Film’s “Best Films of 2018”. Professor Mack was a 2019 Awardee at the Headlands Center for the Arts, and was featured in two new animation books: Experimental and Expanded Animation (edited by Nicky Hamlyn and Vicky Smith) and Experimental Animation: From Analogue to Digital (edited by Miriam Harris, Paul Taberham, and Lilly Husbands).
 
Professor Mack's short film, Hoarders Without Borders, screened in several venues such as London’s ICA in conjunction with the London Short Film Festival. Her 2013 film Dusty Stacks of Mom is still screening at places like the Overnight Film Festival in Sussex, UK.

2019 screenings of The Grand Bizarre will include XCentric Cinema at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona; DocPoint Helsinki; Chicago’s Gene Siskel Film Center; University of Iowa’s HEADROOM; and Boston’s The Doc Yard (which yielded an interesting discussion for DIG BOSTON), and the True/False Film Festival. Many of these screenings went hand in hand with lectures, workshops, and critiques (graduate and undergraduate, such as the Barnard College Feminist Media Series). Professor Mack will appear at the Wexner Center for the Arts; Ambulante; SUNY Buffalo’s PLASMA Series, SUNY Binghamton, Copenhagen’s CPH DOX; and the UK’S Open Colour- all before beginning an exciting Spring Term in the Department of Film & Media Studies teaching Cut & Paste Cinema and Advanced Animation.