Filmmakers

Alberto Vazquez

A Coruña, Spain

Illustrator, graphic designer and graphic novelist (5 works published in Spain)....

Alex Moeller

Pottstown, PA

Alex Moeller (1980, Iowa/USA) is a sound artist and filmmaker presently residing near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  His work utilizes a large amount of found footage, cassette-loops, and performance, reconfiguring pop excess...

Ali Cherri

Born in Beirut in 1976, Ali Cherri is a visual artist and designer working with video, installation, performance, multimedia and print. His recent exhibition includes Bad Bad Images, solo show...

Andrew Kötting

Born in Kent, 1959. Studied BA Fine Art at Ravensbourne College of Art and Design, London, 1984; MA in Mixed Media, Slade School of Art, London 1988. In 1989 collaborated...

Barb Morrissey

Brighton, MI

Barb Morrissey is a Digital Video Production student at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, MI. She holds a degree in history that she found to be of no use...

Barbara Hammer

New York, NY

Barbara Hammer was born on May 15, 1939 in Hollywood, California. She is a visual artist working primarily in film and video and has made over 80 works in a...

Ben Popp

Portland, OR

Ben Popp is an animator and educator working primarily with 16mm film which he then hand processes. Sometimes the films are transferred and finished on video, sometimes they remain on...

Ben Rivers

London, England

Betzy Bromberg

Tujunga, CA

Betzy Bromberg is currently Director of the Program in Film and Video at California Institute of the Arts. Originally from NY, she moved to Los Angeles in 1978 where she...

Bouchra Khalili

Paris-based Moroccan artist Bouchra Khalili was born in 1975, in Casablanca, Morocco. Raised between Paris and Casablanca, she later studied Cinema at the Sorbonne Nouvelle, and Visual Arts at the Ecole...

Bruce Conner

(1933 - 2008)

Bruce Conner was born in McPherson, Kansas, in 1933 and studied art at Wichita University, the University of Nebraska, the Brooklyn Art School, and the University of Colorado. Moving to...

Bryan Boyce

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco based artist Bryan Boyce works primarily with film, video and still photography.  Many of his projects reduce, recycle and re-use footage from a wide spectrum of sources to...

Cam Archer

Santa Cruz, CA

Chad VanGaalen

Calgary, Canada

Charles Fairbanks

Brussels, Belgium

Charles Fairbanks is a wrestler and filmmaker from rural Nebraska, who studied Art and The History of Science at Stanford, Anthropology and Art & Design at the University of Michigan...

Charlotte Pryce

Los Angeles, CA

Charlotte Pryce has been making experimental films, photographs and optical objects since 1986. Born in London, Charlotte Pryce graduated with a BFA from the Slade School of Art, University College...

Chase Becsey

Ann Arbor, MI

Currently a film student at the University of Michigan. As a filmmaker, I seek to grow by paying particular attention to the medium specificity of film, in hopes of garnering...

Chelsea Carl

Detroit, MI

Chelsea Carl is a traditional animator from College for Creative Studies. She loves making people laugh and long walks on the beach....

Chuck Statler

Minneapolis, MN

Chuck Statler, arguably the godfather of the music video, is a pioneer who directed music films for upstart record labels and emerging superstars like Elvis Costello, Madness, and DEVO before...

Craig Baldwin

San Francisco, CA

Craig Baldwin is a filmmaker and curator whose interests lie in archival retrieval and recombinatory forms of cinema, performance, and installation. He is the recipient of several grants, including those...

Cynthia Greig

Ann Arbor, MI

Cynthia Greig received her MFA from the University of Michigan (1995) and studied filmmaking while pursuing a degree in art history from the University of Iowa (MA 1988). During the...

D.O. Roth

Leipzig, Germany

Dan Bifano

Ann Arbor, MI

I originally studied acting and had wanted to be a professional actor for my career. Life has a funny way of changing. I now want to make films of my...

Dani Leventhal

Brooklyn, NY

Daniel Lopatin

New York, NY

Daniel Schmidt

New York, NY

Born in USA; frequent collaborators working abroad (Angola, Argentina, Brasil, Haiti, Portugal); exploring and participating in emerging cultures and volatile histories through transformations of cinematic forms. A History of Mutual...

Danielle Arbid

Danielle Arbid, born in 1970, left Lebanon when she was seventeen to live in Paris. She worked as a journalist covering the Arab world before taking up film. In 2000,...

Danijel Zezelj

Brooklyn, NY

Danijel Zezelj is a painter, graphic novelist and video artist. He is author of more than twenty graphic novels and short comics collections. His illustrations and comics have been published...

David Gatten

Colorado

Over the last 15 years, David Gatten (b. 1971 in Ann Arbor, Michigan) has explored the intersection of the printed word and moving image. Using traditional research methods (reading old...

David Gazdowicz

Lincoln Park, MI

Michigan native David Gazdowicz is an independent animator, filmmaker and puppet maker. His work focuses on the humorous and often absurd side of life, while creating short but deeply funny...

David Sherman

Bisbee, AZ

David Sherman is a filmmaker and media artist, whose appropriation and collage based, experimental films and videos have been exhibited extensively at alternative venues, film festivals, and museums throughout the...

Deborah Stratman

Chicago, IL

Don Hertzfeldt

Austin, TX

Don Hertzfeldt is an Academy Award nominee whose animated films include LILY AND JIM, BILLY’S BALLOON, REJECTED, THE MEANING OF LIFE, EVERYTHING WILL BE OK, WISDOM TEETH, and I AM...

Emily Kuehn

Chicago, IL

Emily Kuehn is a video/new media artist living in Chicago, IL. She received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007 and currently works as...

Evan Meaney

Knoxville, TN

Evan Meaney is an American-born scientist who teaches time-based media design at the University of Tennessee. His practices explore liminalities and glitches of all kinds; equating failing data to ghosts,...

Fern Silva

Brooklyn, NY

Fern Silva’s work emerges out of travel, presenting temporal and spatial transitions as conduits into the realms of the personal and ephemeral. Rather than focusing on one single perspective, his...

Gabriel Abrantes

Lisboa, Portugal

George Lucas

Los Angeles, CA

George Lucas is an American film producer, screenwriter, director, and entrepreneur. He is the founder, chairman and chief executive of Lucasfilm. He is best known as the creator of the...

Gina Kamentsky

Somerville, MA

Gina Kamentsky creates kinetic sculptures which exist in the somewhat chaotic and messy real world and animated films for the screen where gravity is a bit less of a concern....

Greta Snider

Greta started making movies in 1989. She is currently teaching in the Cinema Department at San Francisco State University. She is particularly interested in experimental nonfiction, and exploring the boundaries...

Gus Péwé

Horton, MI

In 2010 he made his first major short film, The Three Vivid Dreams, which won him a scholarship to attend and graduate from Interlochen Arts Academy.  He made My Favorite...

Hayoun KWON

Paris, France

Born in Seoul in 1981. She practice performance and video installation, documentary, animation. Hayoun especially explores the story of her country and the difficult and complex relationships it has been...

Hope Tucker

Boston, MA

As director of The Obituary Project, a compendium of 21st century salvage ethnography, Hope Tucker expands a daily form of narrative by reframing the dissolution of sites, rituals, and ways...

Ionut Piturescu

Bucharest, Romania

Ionut Piturescu is a Romanian filmmaker and a Phd candidate in Cultural Anthropology. He explored and field researched Europe, North and Latin America, Maghreb, the Arctics and especially the Balkans....

Ira Sachs

Ira Sachs was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1965, and moved to New York after graduating from Yale University with a BA in Literature and Film Theory. His films, including...

Isaac Sherman

Milwaukee, WI

Isaac Sherman is a filmmaker and musician living in Milwaukee. He received a BFA from the University of Milwaukee Wisconsin in 2011 and worked with the Milwaukee Underground Film Festival...

Isaiah Seret

Los Angeles, CA

Isamu Hirabayashi

Tokyo, Japan

The director was born in 1972 in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.  After graduating from Musashino Art University, he became a graphic designer at an advertising production company. He then left this...

James Sansing

San Francisco, CA

James Sansing is a San Francisco Bay Area artist and film maker and a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute. He has previously shown at the 49th AAFF and...

Jamie Lee

Ann Arbor, MI

Finishing up my studies in Communications at the University of Michigan. I have become enthralled with the art of film and its uncanny ability to portray artistic expression on screen....

Janie Geiser

Janie Geiser is an internationally recognized experimental filmmaker and visual/theater artist, whose work is known for its sense of mystery, its detailed evocation of self-contained worlds, and its strength of...

János Richter

Berlin, Germany

János Richter is a Berlin-based director and editor. He graduated in sociology from FU Berlin and documentary direction from ZeLIG, Italy. His thesis film Guañape Sur premiered at IDFA and...

Jason Carpenter

Los Angeles, CA

Jason is an American born filmmaker living in Los Angeles. Known for his expressive, emotionally captivating style, his first film, “The Renter,” has received numerous awards and accolades from festivals...

JB Mabe

Chicago, IL

JB Mabe is a filmmaker and archivist currently living in Chicago. He is the Co-Founder of the Chicago 8 Fest. His work has screened at Onion City Film Festival, Chicago...

Jennifer Reeder

Chicago, IL

Jennifer Reeder is a filmmaker and visual artist from Ohio.  She constructs very personal narratives about landscapes, coincidence and trauma. Screenings include, include a solo screening at the Moderna Museet...

Jennifer Reeves

New York, NY

Jennifer Reeves is a New York-based filmmaker working primarily on 16mm. She has done her own writing, cinematography, editing, painting, optical-printing and sound on most of her twenty-plus works. Her...

Jeremy Liesen

Ann Arbor, MI

Jeremy Liesen is a sophomore attending Washtenaw Community College in Ypsilanti, MI. His field of study is Audio and Video Production. One of his first video projects, “Listen”, received Best...

Jesse McLean

Chicago, IL

Jesse McLean was the recipient of the Overkill Award at the 2011 Images Festival and the Barbara Aronofsky Latham Award for Emerging Experimental Video Artist at the 2010 Ann Arbor...

Jodie Mack

Lebanon, NH

Jodie Mack is an independent moving-image practitioner, curator, and historian-in-training who received her MFA in film, video, and new media from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in...

Jordan Belson

(1926 - 2011)

Filmmaker and artist Jordan Belson created abstract films richly woven with cosmological imagery, exploring consciousness, transcendence, and the nature of light itself. Born in Chicago in 1926, Belson studied painting...

Jose Rodriguez-Soltero

(1949 - 2009)

Jose Rodriguez-Soltero was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico in 1943. He was an undergraduate at the University of Puerto Rico and attended San Francisco State College and the Film Institute...

Josh Gibson

Durham, NC

In response to the endless waking hours spent glued to a computer screen answering e-mails, Josh Gibson makes analog films by hand. He is also the Associate Director of the...

Joshua Tad Mulligan

Detroit, MI

I am studying Animation at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI. What I love about animation is that anything is possible. I am inspired by the fact that...

Juan Camilo González

Los Angeles, CA

Born in Manizales – Colombia. Studied Visual Arts at the Javeriana University of Bogotá. With the support of the Annenberg Fellowship, he finished in 2011 his MFA in Animation &...

Katherin McInnis

Brooklyn, NY

Katherin McInnis’s projects have been shown in festivals (New York Film Festival, Slamdance, San Francisco International Film Festival) as well as museums (the Pompidou Center, San Francisco Museum of Modern...

Kerry Laitala

San Francisco, CA

Laitala has been the recipient of numerous awards, including two Golden Gate Awards from the San Fracisco International Film Festival and awards from the Princess Grace Foundation, and has exhibited...

Kevin Jerome Everson

Charlottesville, VA

Artist / Filmmaker / Professor of Art at the University of Virginia who exhibits films world wide. BFA University of Akron / MFA Ohio University....

Kevin T. Allen

Kevin T. Allen is a filmmaker, sound artist and independent radio producer who navigates the minutia of the everyday. His films have been exhibited at MoMA, the Society for Visual...

Kohei ANDO

Kohei Ando was born in Beijing, China on 1 February 1944. Received bachelor’s degree from Waseda University’s Faculty of Science and Technology, then went on to study at L’Ecole Centrale...

Kristen Zelenka

Ann Arbor, MI

Kristen Zelenka is graduating with honors from the University of Michigan with a major in Art and Design and minor in Screen Arts.  Kristen’s fascination with different perspectives has steered...

Laura Heit

Portland, OR

Laura Heit employs stop-motion, live-action puppetry, hand drawing, and computer animation in her short films.  Her work has screened extensively at museums and film festivals around the world including; Walker...

Linda Scobie

San Francisco, CA

Linda Scobie is a film artist and curator in the Bay Area’s experimental filmmaking scene. She volunteers with organizations such as Artist Television Access, Other Cinema, and the San Francisco...

Luciano Zubillaga

London, England

Luciano Zubillaga is an artist filmmaker based in London. He grew up between Tucuman, Buenos Aires  and Caracas, where he studied philosophy and arts. In 1993 he moved to London...

Lyn Elliot

Kansas City, MO

Lyn Elliot makes short films that bring to the surface the strange undercurrents of everyday life.  Her work often mixes narrative and nonfiction elements, and sometimes even defies categorization.  Over...

Marc Pelletier

Montreal, Canada

Marc Pelletier (1987, Halifax, Canada) recently finished his studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Montreal. Pilgrimage (2012) is his first project after he graduated....

Marcy Saude

Los Angeles, CA

Marcy Saude’s films and videos involve subjects such as marginal histories, the landscape, counterculture, and language. She is interested in DIY aesthetics, appropriation, homesteading, the relationship between the natural and...

Mark LaPore

(1952 - 2005)

Mark LaPore was an experimental ethnographic filmmaker who made several films in the Sudan, India and Sri Lanka, as well as various parts of the U.S. over a period of...

Matt Brunson

Athens, OH

Matt Brunson is a filmmaker from New York interested in non-verbal communication, alternative languages and the absurd. In his spare time, Matt is an avid cruciverbalist and baseball enthusiast....

Matthew Buckingham

Matthew Buckingham was born in Nevada, Iowa, and currently lives in New York City. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, received a BA from the University of Iowa,...

Matthew Buckingham

Matthew Buckingham was born in Nevada, Iowa, and currently lives in New York City. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, received a BA from the University of Iowa,...

Meejin Hong

Val Verde, CA

Meejin Hong is an artist currently pursuing graduate studies in experimental animation at Calarts. She was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina....

Michael Robinson

Since the year 2000, Michael Robinson has created a body of film, video and photography work exploring the joys and dangers of mediated experience. His work has screened in both...

Minna Parkkinen

Moscow, Russia

Minna Parkkinen is a painter by her first training with fine art studies in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Later she graduated as Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies in Helsinki...

Mirai Mizue

Toda, Japan

Mirai Mizue was born in 1981 in Tokyo and studied animation at Tama Arts University from 2002. He is known by his affection towards cells in his non-narrative animation films....

Mona Hatoum

Mona Hatoum was born in Beirut of Palestinian parents. She settled in London in 1975 after civil war broke out in Lebanon while she was on a visit to Britain....

Morgan Beringer

London, England

Morgan Beringer is an American video artist based in London, UK. Having spent his school days gaining degrees in both philosophy and art he found his concern with the unexplored...

Neil Beloufa

New York, NY

In his practice Neïl Beloufa (b. 1985, France) demonstrates a persisting interest in dichotomies; reality and fiction, cause and effect, presence and absence, all of which he communicates through mediums...

Noah Stahl

Los Angeles, CA

Noah Stahl lives and works in Los Angeles. He was recently an associate producer on “Celeste and Jess Forever,” which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival....

Nobuhiro KAWANAKA

Born in 1941, Nobuhiro KAWANAKA began experimental filmmaking in the early 1960s. In 1968 Nobuhiro Kawanaka co-founded the Japan Filmmakers Cooperative, a national distributor for independent and experimental films, and...

Norbert Shieh

Los Angeles, CA

Norbert Shieh is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker/cinematographer. His films have screened in festivals and venues such as the New York Film Festival, REDCAT, Antimatter Film Festival, and the Los Angeles...

Omar Amiralay

(1944 - 2011)

OMAR AMIRALAY was born in Damascus in 1944 and headed to Paris in 1965 to pursue studies in drama and theater at the Théâtre des Nations. Gradually he began to...

Pat O’Neill

Pat O’Neill has been deeply involved in Los Angeles culture since the late 1960’s. A founding father of the city’s avant-garde film scene, an influential professor at CalArts and an...

Pedro Rivero

Bilbao, Spain

Screenwriter for several animated series for TV and for the feature film GOOMER, Goya Award for the Best Spanish Animated Feature Film 1999.  Producer, director and screenwriter of LA CRISIS...

Perry Janes

Ann Arbor, MI

Perry Janes is a writer and aspiring filmmaker. As a 5th year senior at the University of Michigan, he is currently in postproduction on his short film “Zug.”...

Peter Rose

Since 1968, Philadelphia-based artist Peter Rose has made over thirty films, tapes, performances and installations. Many of the early works raise intriguing questions about the nature of time, space, light,...

Phil Solomon

Phil Solomon has been making films since 1975 and is currently Professor of Film Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1994 and...

Quay Brothers

London, England

THE QUAY BROTHERS were born near Philadelphia where they studied at the Philadelphia College of Art, then later in London at the Royal College of Art. In 1980 they formed...

Rei Hayama

Japan

Born in Japan, 1987. Rei had started filmmaking since 2008. Her main concern on film is about the relations between wildlife and human in present. She’s also one of a...

Richard Wiebe

Iowa CIty, IA

Richard Wiebe is a graduate student at the University of Iowa where he also teaches nonfiction filmmaking, screenwriting, film theory, and film sound.  He is the co-founder and co-director of...

Robert Fenz

Berlin, Germany

Robert Fenz is the recipient of many grants and awards, including a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, a DAAD Artist Residency and a Guggenheim Fellowship. His films were...

Robert Nelson

(1930–2012)

Ron Robinson

San Francisco, CA

Sadie Yarrington

Australia

Sadie Yarrington is a graduate of the University of Michigan’s Dance Department. Recently, dance has taken her abroad. She currently lives in Australia....

Sakumi HAGIWARA

Born in 1946. Filmmaker, stage director and essayist, Sakumi HAGIWARA began production work in theater, experimental film, video art and writing in the late 1960s. Currently a professor at Tama...

Samantha Rebello

Samantha Rebello is a London based artist working in sound and moving image. From a background in music and composition she moved to filmmaking with a view to exploring the...

Sarah J. Christman

Brooklyn, NY

Sarah J. Christman (b. 1978, Philadelphia, PA) makes non-fiction films that examine the intersection between people, technology and the natural world. Her work has screened internationally, including International Film Festival...

Sasha Waters Freyer

Iowa CIty, IA

Sasha Waters Freyer is a filmmaker, mother, teacher, writer and amateur dressmaker whose experimental non-fiction and documentary films have featured dominatrixes, coal miners, artists, children and activists – inhabitants of...

Scott Allen

Livonia, MI

Scott is a digital video production student at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, MI....

Scott Stark

Austin, TX

Scott Stark has made over 75 films and videos since the early 1980s, and has created numerous installations, performances and photo-collage. His work has shown nationally and internationally in venues...

Sean Thompson

Ann Arbor, MI

Having graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sean stays busy in Ann Arbor collaborating on an upcoming animation project, doing freelance animation and storyboards,...

Shannon Kohlitz

Ann Arbor, MI

Shannon Kohlitz is the founder and owner of Media Academica LLC., a video production company that supports academic, scientific, and technology based communities with video and animation services. However, her...

Sharif Waked

Sharif Waked was born in Nazareth to a Palestinian refugee family from the village of Mjedil. He lives and works in Haifa/Nazareth. Through ironic reflections on power and politics, Waked...

Shiloh Cinquemani

Berlin, Germany

Shiloh Cinquemani is a Berlin-based artist from the United States. She received her BFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University.  Her film Berlin...

Siegfried A. Fruhauf

Austria

Born in Grieskirchen (Upper Austria) in 1976 and grown up in the small village of Heiligenberg (Upper Austria). 1991 – 1994 Training as commercial manager. Studied experimental visual design at...

Simone Rapisarda Casanova

Montreal, Canada

Simone Rapisarda Casanova was born in rural Sicily and worked as a computer scientist before becoming a filmmaker. He holds a Master’s of Fine Arts in film production from York...

Stephanie Barber

Stephanie Barber is a multi media artist who creates meticulously crafted, odd and imaginative films and videos as well as performance pieces which incorporate music, literature, video and anything she...

Stephen Irwin

London, England

Stephen Irwin is a graduate of Central St. Martins College of Art & Design. His film ‘Moxie’ was awarded the Grand Prize for Best Short Animation at the Ottawa International...

Steven Smith

Detroit, MI

Steven Smith is both a gnarly dude and a student at the College for Creative planning to graduate in May. When he is not animating he is most likely shredding...

Steven Woloshen

Montreal, Canada

Montreal born artist, Steven Woloshen (BFA, MFA Studio Arts) has been passionately creating short abstract films and time-based-art installation pieces since 1982. He has been invited to show his work,...

Suzan Pitt

Los Angeles, CA

Suzan Pitt’s prize-winning animated films have been featured at many prestigious venues around the world, including The Museum of Modern Art, Sundance Film Festival, New York Film Festival, London Film...

Sylvia Schedelbauer

Berlin, Germany

Sylvia Schedelbauer’s films negotiate the space between broader historical narratives and personal, psychological realms mainly through poetic manipulations of found and archival footage....

Takashi Makino

Filmmaker born in 1978, lives and works in Tokyo. In 2001, Makino moved to London by himself to study music and lighting design at the atelier of the Brothers Quay. ...

Tan Pin Pin

Singapore

Tan Pin Pin is a award-winning Singaporean film director. She is known for her insightful and heartfelt films about Singapore and her ability to bring out poignant moments in ordinary,...

Telcosystems

The Netherlands

Gideon Kiers, David Kiers and Lucas van der Velden are the founding members of Telcosystems. Lucas van der Velden (1976, Eindhoven) and Gideon Kiers (1975, Amsterdam) live and work in...

Tianran Duan

Beijing, China

Tianran Duan is a Chinese artist working on animation, video art and installation. He just received his MFA degree in animation and digital arts program of University of Southern California....

Tijana Petrovic

Stanford, CA

Tijana Petrovic is a filmmaker and photographer from Belgrade, Serbia. Her first short film A Flower for Lisa, premiered at the Durango Int’l Film Festival in 2007 and screened on...

Tina Takemoto

San Francisco, CA

Tina Takemoto’s current work explores LGBT perspectives on the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. She has received grants from Art Matters, Inc., James Irvine Foundation, San Francisco...

Tomonari Nishikawa

Binghamton, NY

Since 2003, Nishikawa has been showing his films and videos at film festivals, including Berlinale, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Media City Film Festival, New York Film Festival, and Toronto International...

Walid Raad

Walid Raad grew up in Lebanon and now lives and works in the U.S. His works include textual analysis and video and photography projects, and concentrate on the Lebanese civil...