Professor; Program Coordinator, Film
Art, Design, and Transmedia
Department of Transmedia
118B Shaffer Art Building
M.F.A., Brooklyn College
Owen Shapiro is co-founder and artistic director of the Syracuse International Film Festival, and associate editor for the award-winning Point of Contact publications. He is the Shaffer Professor of Film in the Department of Transmedia in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and an award-winning experimental documentary filmmaker, having made more than 30 films and a dozen videos on a wide range of subjects. His films have been honored by the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris and showcased and won awards at film festivals around the world, including events in Edinburgh, Athens, Hong Kong, Israel, England, Germany, France, and throughout the United States. In 1987, he was honored with a Fulbright Fellowship to be a guest professor at Tel-Aviv University, Israel. He earned a master of fine arts degree from Brooklyn College.