Lauren Cook, Associate Professor of Cinema, received a Jury’s Choice award for her newest animated film, Dot Matrix (2017), at the Black Maria Film Festival this month. Black Maria, named after Thomas Edison’s movie studio, has been running for 36 years and tours across the country to universities, galleries, museums, and other film festivals. Dot Matrix is just getting started on the film festival circuit, but so far has also screened at the Northampton Film Festival and London Experimental at the Pumphouse Museum. And, it will screen at both the Florida Film Festival and Athens International Film Festival in April as well as the Alchemy Film Festival in Scotland in May. Another of Cook's animated films, Trans/Figure/Ground (2016), will be included in a March screening at the Barbican in London. Trans/Figure/Ground has previously screened at 18 other film festivals and venues internationally.