Pia Cseri-Briones

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Pia Cseri-Briones is a film artist of Hungarian-Spanish descent. She received a B.A. in English from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and an M.F.A. in Cinema Production from Southern Illinois University. Since 1987 she has produced a variety of alternative films that explore documentary subjects within an experimental aesthetic and technique. Her work integrates direct manipulation of the celluloid (via hand-colouring, hand-processing and optical printing) and a multi-lingual, non-linear structural framework dependent upon history, memory, and nostalgia. Ms. Cseri-Briones' films have been shown extensively in festivals and exhibitions in North America and in Europe. In 1992 she was a featured filmmaker at the Women's Film Festival of Spain and in 1997 won best film at the Madrid Experimental Cinema Week. Recent awards include an Individual Artists film production grant from the New York State Council on the Arts and an Artists Fellowship from the Art Matters Foundation. Having lived in Canada, Spain, and Holland, Pia Cseri-Briones currently resides in Rochester, NY, ´the world's image centreªÆ as a film artist, educator and curator. In addition to operating Nécora Cine_Arte, she is the Language Learning Specialist at the Multimedia Center, University of Rochester. Formerly, she was the Media Center Coordinator at Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester and an adjunct faculty member at Rochester Institute of Technology's Film/Video/Animation Department. She has served as a member of the Artists Advisory Committee for the New York Foundation for the Arts. http://www.necorafilms.com/