Each year, faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences are recognized for their contributions to the college, the university, and the impact of their teaching and research at the annual faculty awards dinner. One member of the School of Art received an award at this year’s event, which took place Thursday, December 1, 2016.
Paul Harrill, associate professor of cinema studies, received the New Research, Scholarly, and Creative Projects in the Arts and Humanities award. Professor Harrill’s film vision prominently features the culture and history of our region and East Tennessee in particular. His next film is coming on the heels of the widely praised, critical success of his recent feature length narrative film Something, Anything (2014). The reviews of Something, Anything, Harrill’s first feature film, were quite amazing. It was both a New York Times and Village Voice “Critic’s Pick.” Something, Anything was released internationally in partnership with Sundance Institute and prominently featured on Netflix. All indications are that Harrill’s successes are on the rise. His forthcoming production is likely to have a huge impact on his filmmaking career and the real potential to elevate the stature of the School of Art and Cinema Studies programs.
Congratulations to Professor Harrill on his achievement