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Julian SemilianSchool: University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA)
Field of Teaching: Editing and Sound
Major Achievements: Julian Semilian began his Hollywood career in 1975. There he edited 16 feature films and movies-of-the-week. His personal enthusiasm for avant-garde and experimental filmmaking is expressed in two recently completed films: DEVOTEES OF THE PRECIPITATE (Abstracta International Film Festival, Rome, Italy 2010) and TEAR VOID INSOMNIA MIST (opening feature, International Xperimental Film & Animation Festival, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2007). As a 2008 recipient of the Kenan Institute for the Arts' BREATHE Grant, Mr. Semilian met with three filmmaker-artists who have provided him with continuing inspiration: Brothers Quay and Jan Svankmajer.
Mr. Semilian's poems, translations, and essays have appeared in such literary journals as Arshile, Exquisite Corpse, Suitcase, Word Letter, Callaloo, Syllogism, Talisman and Cinema Editor. His published poetry and novels include “Transgender Organ Grinder,” “A Spy in Amnesia,” and “Osiris with a Trombone Across the Seam of Insubstance.” His translations of Romanian poetry and literature include “Romanian Poems of Paul Celan,” “Mircea Cartarescu's ‘Nostalgia,’” and “Gherasim Luca's ‘The Inventor of Love and Other Writings.’”
Julian Semilian brings his unique, trans-disciplinary perspectives to the classroom, where future editors can experience a forum encouraging exploration, creativity, and attention to detail and tonality.
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