Eli Perloff, Geography Senior, Wins the Eisner Prize

April 30, 2024

early morning at a BART station, cars parked, the tracks visible above

Congratulations to Eli Perloff, Geography senior, who has been selected for the highest award for creativity given on the UC Berkeley campus, the Eisner Prize! Eli's winning work, a short film titled (In)Between Spaces, was created in Lecturer Joel Wanek's GEOG 127: Geographic Film Production course. (In)Between Spaces is an observational portrait of a commuter parking lot in Oakland. Attuned to the shifts in light, shadow, and sound, the film highlights the interconnectedness between the built environment and those engaging with it.

Join the filmmakers on May 12 at 2pm for a free screening celebrating the outstanding student films that are this year’s prize winners and honorable mentions in the film and video category of the Eisner Prize competition. Presented at BAMPFA since 1991, this screening offers the local community, as well as family and friends, an opportunity to see a wide range of work made by UC Berkeley students—from narratives and documentaries to experimental and essay films—and to talk with the makers. More info here!