Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center

Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center Squeaky Wheel is a grassroots, artist-run non-profit media arts center in Buffalo, NY.
Squeaky Wheel is a grassroots, artist-run non-profit media arts center in Buffalo, NY, founded in 1985 to promote and support film, video, computer, digital and audio art by media artists and community members.

We’re excited to present our new visual identity! Designed by Buffalo-born, Virginia-based artist Nicole Killian, in c...
06/21/2019

We’re excited to present our new visual identity! Designed by Buffalo-born, Virginia-based artist Nicole Killian, in collaboration with Drew Sisk, “Still Rendering” is a play on the process of making film and new media art in the digital age. Killian will be joining us for an artist talk on Friday, July 26th to present her ongoing media arts projects at Meet our Designer: Nicole Killian!

Nicole Killian’s work investigates how the structures of the internet, mobile messaging, and shared online platforms affect contemporary interaction and shape cultural identity from a queer perspective. She is interested in the repetition, looping, and dissemination of content. Her practice, as well as her publishing initiative Nico Fontana, is concerned with a queering of language, objects, bodies and spaces. She is currently co-director of the Design, Visual Communications MFA and Assistant Professor in the Department of Graphic Design at Virginia Commonwealth University. @ Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center

06/19/2019

TONIGHT! Join us at 7pm for the luminous, pop-soaked rays of Screening: Blissfully Yours as part of our quiet summer screening series, taking place mid-week, mid-month. Come in to the dark, and exit to see the night anew. Open to ages 18 and up. Co-presented with Cultivate Cinema Circle.

06/15/2019

Still, time to sign up for our innovative media arts youth summer workshops. Sign your young creative up today!

http://bit.ly/TechArtsforYouth

Access means more than renting equipment. Access is also a means by which any person can imagine new creative frontiers....
06/11/2019

Access means more than renting equipment. Access is also a means by which any person can imagine new creative frontiers. This is why at Squeaky Wheel, our computer lab is FREE to use for our members. We also offer our Equipment Access Grant, providing pathways for makers of all economic levels towards artistic experimentation and the realization of creative impulses. Check out some stills from Alicia Marván and JT, two of our Equipment Access Grant recipients, and join Squeaky Wheel today to access your own artistic frontier!

http://bit.ly/SqueakyMember

06/07/2019

Our friends at the MicroMania Film Festival are accepting film submissions, up to 5 minutes in length, for their upcoming 1st edition of their film festival, taking place at Squeaky this coming November! The early bird deadline is coming up, June 30th, 2019!

See details here: http://www.filmfreeway.com/micromaniafilmfestival

Color Correction is the post-production process that makes sure footage looks exactly the way that the human eye sees th...
06/06/2019

Color Correction is the post-production process that makes sure footage looks exactly the way that the human eye sees things. Only a few spots left! Take your videos to the next level and sign-up here http://bit.ly/MAWcolorcorrection

Thank you to the ChallengerNews for doing a write up about our Student-curated block of local youth films for the Buffal...
06/06/2019
Free Opportunity for Local Youth Filmmakers in BIFF! – The Challenger Community News

Thank you to the ChallengerNews for doing a write up about our Student-curated block of local youth films for the Buffalo International Film Festival!

Arts & Entertainment Generations  Free Opportunity for Local Youth Filmmakers in BIFF! June 2, 2019May 28, 2019 TheChallengerNews #buffalony, biff, youthfilms Young Filmmakers, join us this fall at the Buffalo International Film Festival! Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Art Center and BIFF are seekin...

Only five days left to submit your films for consideration for Squeaky Wheel's 16th Animation Fest! Free to submit, dead...
06/05/2019
Call for Submissions: 16th Annual Animation Festival

Only five days left to submit your films for consideration for Squeaky Wheel's 16th Animation Fest! Free to submit, deadline June 10th! All selected films receive a modest $50 screening fee!

Submit your work now: Squeaky Wheel’s 16th Animation Fest!

06/04/2019
New Sony A7III Camera!

That’s right, 10% of equipment rentals for the entire year of your Squeaky Wheel Membership, no matter how often you rent!

Also, you’ll receive members-only equipment specials like right now, until the end of June, rent our new Sony A7III with Tamron 28-75mm lens for just $30/day. Become a member or renew your membership at Standard level or higher before June 14th and you'll get a FREE *SILVER SPACE-AGE* SQUEAKY MUG! Visit https://buff.ly/2KspNzG

Happy pride from all of us at SW!💜🏳️‍🌈
06/01/2019

Happy pride from all of us at SW!💜🏳️‍🌈

Your membership to Squeaky Wheel helps support artist fees, resident artists, film screening fees, and more. Join or ren...
05/29/2019

Your membership to Squeaky Wheel helps support artist fees, resident artists, film screening fees, and more. Join or renew your membership, and get a discount on our upcoming quiet summer film series, Three Storms for Summer Eves.

Remember to join at the Standard level or up by June 14 to get your free galactic silver Squeaky mug! Sign up here: http://squeaky.org/memberships-sponsorships/

Squeaky and BIFF are seeking new, creative works for our Local Student showcase. Local filmmakers under 18 can submit wo...
05/28/2019

Squeaky and BIFF are seeking new, creative works for our Local Student showcase. Local filmmakers under 18 can submit work under 15 minutes for FREE - the best films, chosen by Squeaky Wheel’s youth jury will play on the big screen, Saturday, October 12 at the Buffalo International Film Festival!
More information and submission form can be found at https://buff.ly/2WlhU5A 😎

05/27/2019
Squeaky Wheel Animation: Diego Diaz, Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center, Buffalo, NY 2019

This past winter we were lucky to have student animator Diego Raf Diaz intern with us and make this amazing animation about Squeaky Wheel. Please check out this animation and his other work!

This animation was made by our production intern Diego Diaz. Diego made us an organizational video that helps us introduce ourselves to people who many not be familiar…

05/23/2019
(STOP II)TAY SUMMER PROMO

Have you always wanted to create an animation with stop motion but didn't know where to start? Check out Tech Arts for Youth's second class on Stop Motion Animation! This summer, participants will explore one of the earliest media arts in this hands-on workshop that will help them invent their own animated world. See more details and sign up now at https://buff.ly/2vCL6WE

We’re excited to announce our Summer 2019 Workspace residents! Congratulations to Dana McKnight (artist resident), Des...
05/22/2019
Announcing our Summer 2019 Workspace Residents

We’re excited to announce our Summer 2019 Workspace residents! Congratulations to Dana McKnight (artist resident), Dessane Lopez Cassell (researcher resident), and Jodi Lynn Maracle (Silo City resident)! Our residents will be joining us in August, to work on their projects, and lead several public events and workshops. Thank you to our jury, Carl Lee, Jasmina Tumbas, and Kevin Kline. See the full press release below!

Squeaky Wheel announces Summer 2019 Workspace Residents Contact: Ekrem Serdar ([email protected]) Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center is pleased to announce its Workspace Residents for Summer…

05/21/2019
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Memberships not only give you a bunch of perks at Squeaky, but it also helps us grow and support the work we do with young area makers. Sign up for a Standard membership or above before June 14th and receive this amazing SPACE MUG👽 as our gift to you.

Purchase yours here: https://squareup.com/store/squeaky-wheel/

The results are in! Color Correction was one of the winners of our MAW Summer Shorts survey, so join us this summer to l...
05/20/2019
Media Art Workshops

The results are in! Color Correction was one of the winners of our MAW Summer Shorts survey, so join us this summer to learn this essential and often overlooked aspect of production. Take your work to the next level during this intensive 4-hour workshop. Participants will be introduced to color correction from a professional with hands-on projects and guidance!

These compressed versions of our adult workshop offerings are designed for you to fit some learning into your summer fun. Interested? Sign up now at

SPRING 2019 Schedule All classes take place on Tuesday’s & Thursday’s from 6 pm – 8 pm in our *Media Lab at 617 Main St. Buffalo, NY   Summer Shorts – compact works…

You asked, we listened. Podcast Production, a winner of the MAW Summer Shorts survey, will be offered this summer! You l...
05/20/2019
Media Art Workshops

You asked, we listened. Podcast Production, a winner of the MAW Summer Shorts survey, will be offered this summer! You listen to them, you love them, and we're sure you've thought about making your own. Now is your chance! In this intensive 4-hour workshop, participants will learn the fundamentals of podcast production.

These custom workshops are here to get you working on or finishing that project you've been thinking about all winter! Register now at

SPRING 2019 Schedule All classes take place on Tuesday’s & Thursday’s from 6 pm – 8 pm in our *Media Lab at 617 Main St. Buffalo, NY   Summer Shorts – compact works…

05/16/2019
(Documentary)TAY SUMMER PROMO

This summer, Tech Arts for Youth will be featuring a workshop on Documentary Filmmaking! While learning the art and techniques of documentary filmmaking, including working with audio, video, and lighting, students will work alongside a local organization to create a short documentary about them. See more details at https://buff.ly/2VdNjqF

05/15/2019

Don't let your little one miss out on our Character Animator Workshop this summer! Character Animator is a powerful animation rigging software where students will build and animate digital puppets + create their own world! More details & register: https://bit.ly/2EaiFnJ

05/14/2019
(DIGITAL DESIGN)TAY SUMMER PROMO

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Check out our Tech Arts for Youth Digital Design workshop! Participants will learn Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop while working on collaborative and individual projects that promote expression through visual elements. To register, visit https://buff.ly/2GVMrgE

Do you want a $40 discount on workshops, 10% off all equipment rentals, discounted admission to screenings and events, F...
05/13/2019

Do you want a $40 discount on workshops, 10% off all equipment rentals, discounted admission to screenings and events, FREE use of our new Mac lab with access to Adobe Creative Cloud, Final Cut, Lynda Tutorials, and more? Then sign up or renew your membership!

As a special thanks for purchasing a membership, we’re giving away a FREE *SILVER SPACE-AGE* SQUEAKY MUG with design by Obsidian Bellis to the first 100 members who join or renew at the Standard level or higher from May 14 to June 14! Don’t miss out!

Purchase yours here: https://squareup.com/store/squeaky-wheel/

05/11/2019
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Do you want to see more work from local student artists? This month, Squeaky Wheel will be posting a featured student work on our Instagram every Saturday for #studentworkssaturday. Check them out by following us on instagram @squeakybuffalo

Finally, we'd like to spotlight this fundraiser for Black Magnolias' Marielle Smith, who was invited to take part in a F...
05/08/2019
Click here to support Help Send Mari back to BOLD New Orleans ! organized by Marielle Smith

Finally, we'd like to spotlight this fundraiser for Black Magnolias' Marielle Smith, who was invited to take part in a Facilitation Course led by author Adrienne Marie Brown (Emergent Strategy, Octavia's Brood) organized by BOLD! Let's make sure Marielle gets there by supporting travel and tuition costs!

Hello Friends and comrades! I am excited to announce that I have been accepted and invited to attend BOLD/ Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute partnered facilitation course with Bestselling Author of Emergent Strategy and Pleasure Activism , Adrienne Maree Brown in New Orleans! This facilitatio...

Second: artist Paris Henderson is gearing up for NECTAR, the next part of his Oasis art experience, made between New Orl...
05/08/2019
Click here to support Nectar: An Oasis Experience organized by Paris Henderson

Second: artist Paris Henderson is gearing up for NECTAR, the next part of his Oasis art experience, made between New Orleans and Buffalo, "...utilizing space, energy and intentional unions, the purpose of Oasis is to create collaborations that are fertile & fruitful for all involved". Your support will help with materials, travel, and compensation!

imagined in 2016, Oasis is a growing art experience exploring the idea of nature through the lens of urban environments. From brown fields & abandon buildings, to broken liquor bottles and everything in between, the idea is to focus on the marrying of forces at hand vs. the borders surrounding.....

Today, we'd like to highlight three fundraisers by local artists and activists that we hope you too will support!First u...
05/08/2019
Click here to support Femme Noire's New production organized by Sistah Don

Today, we'd like to highlight three fundraisers by local artists and activists that we hope you too will support!

First up: Femme Noire is gearing up for a new production, and they need your help to make it their largest production yet!

Hey! I'm Sistah Don, a burlesque performer and the Founder/Producer for Femme Noire. Femme Noire is a contemporary burlesque dance company, that focuses on highlighting Black, Indigenous, and POC burlesque performers. We have been performing as a collective for 3 years, and every experience gets...

05/07/2019
(Character)TAY SUMMER PROMO

Interested in creating your own character? Now's your chance! Learn how this July in Character with Character, one of our Tech Arts for Youth summer workshops. Students will use Adobe’s Character Animator to create and develop their own digital characters. Find more information and sign up now at https://buff.ly/2DMfVwL

We're excited to announce a call for submissions for our 16th Annual Animation Fest! There's no submission fee, and all ...
05/03/2019
Squeaky Wheel's 16th Annual Animation Festival

We're excited to announce a call for submissions for our 16th Annual Animation Fest! There's no submission fee, and all selected artists will receive a $50 screening fee. The festival will be held at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery on July 20th and is intended for all ages. The deadline for submissions is June 10th at 11:59 PM, so apply now by filling out the following form: https://forms.gle/npJZffftYhUoM7ZK7

Squeaky Wheel is thrilled to announce a call for submissions for our Annual Animation Fest! In its 16th year we are proud to continue a festival showcasing artworks made in a diverse variety of animation techniques such as stop-motion, claymation, 3D animation, hand-painted film, special effects, an...

The Sony Alpha A7III mirrorless camera is now available to rent! This camera can shoot UHD 4K video or take great lookin...
04/26/2019

The Sony Alpha A7III mirrorless camera is now available to rent! This camera can shoot UHD 4K video or take great looking stills in low light situations, so no matter what you're shooting, you'll get a high-quality image. For a limited time, all members get a discount on the rental price, so stop in today and make a reservation!

Squeaky is attending Common Field in Philadelphia! We’re excited to be once again joining this crucial gathering of sm...
04/26/2019

Squeaky is attending Common Field in Philadelphia! We’re excited to be once again joining this crucial gathering of small artist-run orgs from around the nation. Already as we enter, a wonderful gift to orgs near and far: “Accessibility in the Arts: A Promise and a Practice” by artist Carolyn Lazard, that we can’t wait to dig in to (this will also be online soon!), commissioned by Recess and Common Field. We’ll be making some infrequent posts about the convening on our Instagram and twitter through the next few days! #commonfieldphilly #carolynlazard @ Friends Center

04/22/2019

Please note: the PLASMA speaker event with Camae Ayewa at the Department of Media Study that was to take place tonight at the Department of Media Study has been cancelled. We hope Camae visits our city again in the near future!

The pictures from our Spring 2019 Workspace Resident Presentations are here! In March, Alison Nguyen and Liz Ferrer & Bo...
04/15/2019

The pictures from our Spring 2019 Workspace Resident Presentations are here! In March, Alison Nguyen and Liz Ferrer & Bow Tie of the project LIZN'BOW spoke about their works during this exciting event. Thanks to the artists and everyone who helped us make it a great night!

It's the last week to see Black Quantum Futurism! Our exhibition On the Edge of the Bush / A Long Walk into the Unknown ...
04/12/2019

It's the last week to see Black Quantum Futurism! Our exhibition On the Edge of the Bush / A Long Walk into the Unknown closes next Saturday, April 20th. Don't miss your chance to immerse yourself in the sounds and visions of Black Quantum Futurism, a collaboration between Camae Ayewa and Rasheedah Phillips.

Camae Ayewa will also be returning to Buffalo as a guest speaker at the The Department of Media Study, SUNY at Buffalo's PLASMA series on Monday, April 22 at 6:30pm. More information about the PLASMA series can be found here: http://arts-sciences.buffalo.edu/media-study/news-events/plasma.html

Tonight see our Buffalo Youth Media Institute student Breanna's film on Flint's water crisis titled Flint II during 2019...
04/11/2019

Tonight see our Buffalo Youth Media Institute student Breanna's film on Flint's water crisis titled Flint II during 2019 AK Teens: Future Curators Exhibition Opening 5-8pm! We couldn't be more proud of her!

This summer we'd like to do short intensive Media Art Workshops. We need your input! What topics would you like us to co...
04/09/2019

This summer we'd like to do short intensive Media Art Workshops. We need your input! What topics would you like us to cover and what dates? Follow this link to share your thoughts: http://www.squeaky.org/event/maw-summer-shorts/

The photos from the Love and Sex Show: Play With Me are finally here! We had a great time playing all of the flirty and ...
04/07/2019

The photos from the Love and Sex Show: Play With Me are finally here! We had a great time playing all of the flirty and critical independent games just two months ago, and we hope you did, too. Special thanks to Dames Making Games Toronto, SAUCE at Evergreen Health, and everyone who joined us for an exciting night of video games and fun!

04/05/2019
Albright-Knox to Screen Film by Student Artists “Hands As Far As the Eye Can See” – The Challenger Community News

We're in the news! Check out ChallengerNews's article on Hands as Far as the Eye Can See, a collection of multimedia works created by our student artists at West Side Studios and Buffalo Youth Media Institute. See you at 7:30pm at the Albright-Knox!

Arts & Entertainment Featured Albright-Knox to Screen Film by Student Artists “Hands As Far As the Eye Can See” April 3, 2019April 5, 2019 TheChallengerNews #buffalony, firstfriday, screening Hands As Far As the Eye Can See will be screened at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery on Friday, April.....

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