Cinema Studies “Art of Producing” Visiting Filmmaker Series Featuring Award-Winning Producer Ryan Zacarias

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2020 Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Series Remote Event Information:
The University of Oregon Department of Cinema Studies proudly welcomes award-winning producer Ryan Zacarias to campus for the fifth annual Harlan J. Strauss “Visiting Filmmaker Series.” This series features the following remote events:

The Art of Producing Visiting Filmmaker Series Talk with Ryan Zacarias
Interview available on the Cinema Studies website

Producer Ryan Zacarias speaks with Cinema Studies Assistant Professor Daniel Gómez Steinhart about how he got into producing, chooses projects to produce, makes movies in a diversity of locations, and collaborates with directors such as Rick Alverson, Jonas Carpignano, Harmony Korine, Annie Silverstein, and Michael Tully. ***Interview contains strong language***

Exclusive Video on Demand Screening of BULL (2019)
72 Hours Only | May 26 • 27 • 28 | Advance Registration Required | Free for first 300 viewers

The UO community is invited to a free exclusive video on demand screening of Annie Silverstein’s debut feature, BULL (2019). Produced by Ryan Zacarias, BULL premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in Un Certain Regard, and won the Grand Prize, Critics’ Prize, and Revelation Prize for Best First Film awards at the Deauville American Film Festival.

Advance registration is required to receive a viewing code for the exclusive video on demand screening of BULL. Please register at The viewing code may be activated for 72 hours from 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2020 through 11:59 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2020 and is available on a first come, first-served basis to the first 300 viewers.

Livestream Q&A with BULL Director Annie Silverstein and Producer Ryan Zacarias
4 pm | Thursday, May 28, 2020 | Free and open to the community

UO students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to a livestream discussion with Director Annie Silverstein and Producer Ryan Zacarias. They will discuss their latest film, BULL, and share how a producer supports a director’s vision. The event will include an interactive Q&A. To join the livestream Q&A, please visit for a link to the discussion.

About Annie Silverstein:
Annie Silverstein is an award-winning filmmaker and media educator based in Austin, Texas. Her films have screened at international festivals including Cannes, SXSW, Silverdocs and on PBS Independent Lens. Before attending film school, Annie spent ten years as a youth worker and community media educator. She co-founded and served as Artistic Director at Longhouse Media, an indigenous arts organization based in Seattle. In 2014 she wrote/directed the short film, SKUNK, which won first prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival–Cinéfondation. Annie was named one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine and was selected for the Sundance Screenwriters and Directors Labs for Bull, her feature debut. Bull premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in Un Certain Regard,and won the Grand Prize, Critics’ Prize, and Revelation Prize for Best First Film awards at the Deauville American Film Festival. Annie is a lecturer at the University of Texas-Austin, where she earned her MFA in Film

About Ryan Zacarias:
Los Angeles-based producer Ryan Zacarias has generated some of the boldest independent films in recent years. Balancing taste, logistical know-how, and productive working relationships, Zacarias has played a vital role in bringing the work of exciting filmmakers like Jonas Carpignano and Rick Alverson to the screen. Zacarias recently completed Annie Silverstein’s debut feature, Bull (2019), which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and executive produced Give Me Liberty (2019), which premiered at Sundance. His films have garnered many awards and critical acclaim, and he is a 2020 Independent Spirit Producer’s Award nominee.

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