School of Communication & Journalism

Hollie Lavenstein

Hollie Lavenstein Associate Professor, Media Studies
227 Tichenor Hall
(334) 844-2727

Office Hours

  • Wednesday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. by appointment


Hollie Lavenstein has made short experimental and narrative films about the nature of artistic creation, the terrors of domesticity, and the indignities of modern life. They have screened and won awards at various international festivals and venues, including: The Chicago International Film Festival, The American Film Institute Festival, South By Southwest Film Festival, The Seattle International Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, The Atlanta Film Festival, The Sundance Channel, PBS, and Canal +. Her narrative short, just act normal, was invited to screen as part of the retrospective, Light is Calling: Twenty First Century American Short Films, at The 2014 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. Her films have received support from the Alabama State Arts Council, Maryland State Arts Council, The Chicago Arts Council, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She is currently at work on a new documentary short, Elaina Kills A Cat.

Last Updated: August 15, 2022