COM 304: Writing for Television and Film Arts
COM 432: Advanced Post Production
In fall 2009, my short autobiographical film, Walk, was included in the "Tough Stuff" touring film program that traveled through the Pacific Northwest, including screenings in Vancouver, B.C.; Eugene, OR; Olympia, WA; and Seattle, WA. Walk was also recently published in Vol. 17 (spring 2010) of the Journal of Short Film, and has played at the Midwest 3 Film Festival, the 20th Dallas Video Festival, the PDX Film Festival, and the 34th Annual Athens International Film and Video Festival where it won "Best Experimental Film."
As a producer for the Termite TV Collective, premiered The Basics Trilogy, made up of three, 30-minute television programs (Food, Water, and Shelter) in February 2010 at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in Buffalo. This series has also been presented at micro-cinemas and galleries in such East Coast cities as Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia,PA; and Gainesville, FL.
Currently in production: I am directing a feature-length documentary, Runaway (release date 2011). Location shoots in California, Vermont, Massachusetts, Texas, and Canada will be completed in 2010. Runaway is being supported, in part, by the Provost's Research Incentive Fund and a UUP Individual Development Award, and is produced by Brian Milbrand.
A producer of more than 40 short documentary films, Meg Knowles is an assistant professor of media production in the Communication Department at Buffalo State College. Her award-winning films have been screened at festivals, galleries, and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, Anthology Film Archives, Portland PDX Film Festival, the Athens International Film and Video Festival (1st Prize, Experimental Documentary Category) as well as on Free Speech TV and PBS. She has also been a producer and director for Termite TV Collective’s “Living Documentary” series.
Meg recently served as a judge for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Emmy Awards (Editing Category) and for the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi Award (Television Documentary Category). She sits on the board of Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, on the Collection Committee of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, and on the Selection Committee for the Women’s International Film Festival.
Meg has a B.A. in Art History from Vassar College, an M.A. in Media Study from the University at Buffalo and an M.F.A. in Film Media Arts from Temple University.