Koszulinski Receives Best Documentary Award

April 7, 2014

Film Studies Professor Georg Koszulinski was awarded the Best Documentary prize for Last Stop, Flamingo at the U.S. Super 8 Film and Video Festival. The film, the final part of his Florida trilogy, joins a long list of his recent films that have been programmed at film festivals throughout the United States in the past few months. Additionally, the Journal of Short Film, a DVD publication of peer-reviewed short film, recently released his experimental film, Message from my Centenarian, in its spring issue.

“The Florida trilogy offers a people’s history of the peninsula, beginning with the region’s first native inhabitants and continuing into the present day. Migrant farm laborers, Spanish conquistadors, Seminole and Miccosukee people, African-Americans escaping slavery into Spanish Florida, Walt Disney, Osceola, Henry Flagler, and thousands of others have made Florida home over the centuries—the histories of all these people are interconnected,” Koszulinski said. “This last film meditates on the many ways in which Florida’s landscapes continue to be shaped by human desires.”

Koszulinski, who received his MA in film studies and MFA in film and video production, joined the English Department faculty in 2013. His teaching and areas of expertise include social justice documentary, independent film and video production, film analysis, and screenwriting.

The College of Arts and Sciences, offers 41 undergraduate degrees including degrees in English literature, creative writing, and film studies. The college, the largest in Seattle University, also offers six master's degrees, including an MFA in Arts Leadership.