School of Communication
Phone: (516) 463-5431
Ph.D., Columbia University
Sybil DelGaudio teaches courses in both film studies and film production. Her particular areas of interest are animation, documentary and feminist theory and she has written articles on these and other subjects for journals and anthologies, including Film History, Jump Cut, Columbia Pictures: Portrait of A Studio, and The Dictionary of American Biography, among others. Her book, Dressing the Part: Sternberg, Dietrich and Costume, an investigation of costume signification in the films of Josef von Sternberg, was published in 1993.
Animated Women, (www.itvs.org/external/AW/index.html)
Independent Spirits: the Faith and John Hubley Story
is a one-hour documentary on the lives and work of independent animation artists, Faith and John Hubley. Set within the context of six decades of American cultural history, the film looks at the careers of these Academy Award-winning animators, at their struggle to remain independent in a field that is largely commercial, and at their unique contributions to the development of animation as an art form. Since June, 2002, Independent Spirits has been broadcast on over eighty PBSaffiliates and was screened at the Robert Flaherty Seminar, the High Falls Film Festival, the USA Film Festival,the Provincetown Film Festival and the Mill Valley Festival. At the New Haven Film Festival, it won the "Audience Award" for Documentary and at the New York Expo, it won the Special Jury Prize. The film was also screened at festivals in Japan and Canada and is scheduled for several theatrical screenings in the fall of 2003.