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Cathleen Ashworth

Professor
School of Film and Animation
College of Art and Design

585-475-2771
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Cathleen Ashworth

Professor
School of Film and Animation
College of Art and Design

Education

BFA, Arizona State University; MA, State University of New York at Buffalo

585-475-2771

Currently Teaching

SOFA-101
3 Credits
A fundamental course in non-synchronous film production and an introduction to digital video editing. Filmmaking is presented as a means of interpretation and expression. This course combines technical information in motion picture exposure and editing with a theoretical and practical approach to motion picture continuity. Production is in non-sync format and post-production is digital software. Students furnish film, tape and processing. **Fee: There is a lab free required for this course. **
SOFA-562
3 Credits
This course examines selected, varying film topics in a wider socio-historical context. Seminar themes change each year and may include topics such as post-war German film, films of the Holocaust, Japanese film, surrealist and magic realist film, Soviet film, Native Americans on film, etc. Students are expected to participate actively in the course discussions.
SOFA-662
3 Credits
This course examines selected, varying film topics in a wider socio-historical context. Seminar themes change each year and may include topics such as post-war German film, films of the Holocaust, Japanese film, Surrealist and Magic Realist film, Soviet film, Native Americans on film, etc. Students are expected to participate actively in the course discussions.
SOFA-406
4 Credits
Students work independently with their advisor towards completion of their capstone experience for their BFA degree. Students have a predetermined timeline and must complete all deadlines to pass this course.
SOFA-211
4 Credits
Students will make a short documentary film on a subject they choose. Students plan for pre-production including research, contacting possible subjects, and writing a proposal. During the production phase of the film, students will learn interviewing skills, how to direct a documentary crew, and how to work with their subjects. During post production students will learn how to organize their material into a short film. Students will complete projects for screening at the end of the semester. Students can retake this course as a SOFA elective after completing Fiction or Radical Cinema Workshop.

Featured Work

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Shows/Exhibits/Installations
Ashworth, Cathleen. Director. 9 Nov. 2018. Civic Symphony of Green Bay, Meyer Theater, Green Bay, WI. Exhibit.
Ashworth, Cathleen. Iroquois Creation Story. 17 Feb. 2017. Copa Shorts Film Festival, Maricopa, AZ. Exhibit.
Ashworth, Cat. Iroquois Creation Story. 21 Oct. 2017. Native Spirit Film Festival 2017, London, England. Exhibit.
Ashworth, Cat. Iroquois Creation Story. 21 Aug. 2017. Wolves International Film Festival, Saldutiškis, Utena, Lithuania. Exhibit.
Ashworth, Cat. ART Nature. Apr. 2017. Fast Forward Film Festival, Rochester, NY. Exhibit.
Ashworth, Cathleen. Iroquois Creation Story. 21 Jan. 2016. Indianer Inuit Film Das Nordamerika Film Festival - Juried Festival, Stuttgart, Germany. Exhibit.
Ashworth, Cathleen. Iroquois Creation Story. 4 Mar. 2016. Green Bay Film Festival, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Exhibit.
Ashworth, Cathleen. Iroquois Creation Story. 23 Mar. 2016. Maoriland Film Festival, Otkai, New Zealand. Exhibit.
Ashworth, Cathleen. Iroquois Creation Story. 19 Apr. 2016. Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival, Muskogee, OK. Exhibit.
Ashworth, Cathleen. Iroquois Creation Story. 15 Apr. 2016. Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival, Tonawanda, NY. Exhibit.
Ashworth, Cathleen. Iroquois Creation Story. 29 Apr. 2016. Syracuse International Film Festival, Syracuse, NY. Exhibit.
Ashworth, Cathleen. Iroquois Creation Story. 3 Jun. 2016. Wairoa Maori Film Festival, Wairoa, New Zealand. Exhibit.
Ashworth, Cathleen. Iroquois Creation Story. 28 Jul. 2016. One Flaming Arrow Inter-Tribal Film Festival, Portland, Oregon. Exhibit.
Ashworth, Cathleen. Iroquois Creation Story. 28 Jul. 2016. Asinabka Film and Media Arts Festival, Ottawa, Canada. Exhibit.
Ashworth, Cathleen. Iroquois Creation Story. 15 Sep. 2016. 12th Annual Bay Street Film Festival, Thunder Bay, Canada. Exhibit.
Ashworth, Cathleen. Iroquois Creation Story. 16 Oct. 2016. Tulsa American Film Festival, Tulsa, OK. Exhibit.
Ashworth, Cathleen. Iroquois Creation Story. Nov. 2016. 41st Annual American Indian Film Festival, San Francisco, CA. Exhibit.
(Director), Cathleen Ashworth. Iroquois Creation Story. 6 Dec. 2015. Santa Fe Film Festival - Juried Festival, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Exhibit.
(Director), Cathleen Ashworth. Iroquois Creation Story. 14 Nov. 2015. 12th Annual Commanche Nation Film Festival - Invitational, Lawton, Oklahoma. Exhibit.
Ashworth, Cat. BeeEye. 14-16 Sep. 2012. Rochester Greentopia Film Festival, Rochester, NY. Installation.
Ashworth, Cat. BeeEye. 19-24 Sep. 2012. Gallery r, Rochester, NY. Installation.
National/International Competition Award Winner
Ashworth, Cathleen. Copa Shorts Film Festival. Best Animation. Maricopa, AZ, 2017.
Ashworth, Cathleen. Indianer Inuit Film Das Nordamerika Film Festival. Best Animated Film - Iroquois Creation Story. Stuttgart, Germany, 2016.
Ashworth, Cathleen. Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival. Best Animated Film - Iroquois Creation Story. Muskogee, OK, 2016.
Ashworth, Cathleen. Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival. Best Animated Film - Iroquois Creation Story. Tonawanda, NY, 2016.
Ashworth, Cathleen. 41st Annual American Indian Film Festival. Nominated for Best Animation. San Francisco, CA, 2016.
(Director), Cathleen Ashworth. 18th Annual Native American Film Festival of the Southeast. Best Original Music Composition. Columbia, South Carolina, 2015.
(Director), Cathleen Ashworth. Red Nation Film Festival. Best Animation and Best Short Film. Los Angeles, CA, 2015.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Ashworth, Cathleen. "Creative Cultural Collision." Fabrica/CIAS Collaboration. Fabrica Communication Research Center. Treviso, Italy. 12 Jul. 2016. Keynote Speech.
Ashworth, Cathleen. "Heart of a Dog- panelist." Take One-Stories Through the Lens. Little Theater. Rochester, NY. 8 Mar. 2016. Lecture.
Museum Collection Acquisition
(Director), Cathleen Ashworth and Atia Quadri (Animation Technical Director). Iroquois Creation Story. Digital Film - permanent display. Seneca Art and Cultural Center, Victor, NY. (2015).
Published Review
Rezsnyak, Eric. "Rochester Fringe Festival Day 5: BeeEye." Rev. of BeeEye, by Eric Rezsnyak. City Newspaper, Rochester, NY 24 Sep. 2012: on-line edition. Print.