Filmmakers

Alexandra Cuesta

Alexandra Cuesta is a film, video and photo artist who lives and works between Los Angeles, California and Quito, Ecuador. Her films combine visual ethnography along with experimental traditions, and...

Alexei Dmitriev

Since I was a little girl my dream was to star in an experimental film....

Ana Vaz

Born in Brasília, Brazil in 1986, Ana Vaz is a filmmaker currently based between France and Brazil. She was awarded a First Class BA Honours in Cinema Studies in 2009...

Andrew Rosinski

Andrew Rosinski is a Chicago-based artist, filmmaker, and curator. His work has been featured at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Museum of Moving Image, NYC; the Off and...

Anna Marziano

Anna Marziano grew up in Italy. After a degree in Political Sciences, she studied cinematography at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome and worked in the camera department of many...

Annie Gunn

Peter Simonite and Annie Gunn are a directing/shooting team from Austin, TX. Annie Gunn is a still photographer, and first-time director. Peter Simonite developed his filmmaking skills working as a...

Ariana Gerstein

Ariana Gerstein works in experimental and experimental documentary forms. Her films have been screened at festivals including IDFA, European Media Arts Festival in Germany, Media City in Canada, New York...

Baba Hillman

Baba Hillman grew up in Japan, Venezuela and Panama. Her films and performance works explore relationships between body and landscape, between memory and language. Her films have screened at festivals...

Ben Beckett

Ben Beckett makes films and photographs that explore the moment colors in the eye become images in the mind. Born and raised in Detroit, he moved to New York in...

Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay

Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay Montréal-born artist and diarist. His creative gestures in video, sound, print and textiles contemplate the history of song, the rendering of love and emotion into language, and...

Bill Brown

Bill Brown has been making first person experimental documentaries since the mid-1990's. His films explore the landscapes of North America, and have screened at venues around the world, including the...

Bryan Boyce

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...

Caleb Wood

Born in the year of the dragon, Caleb Wood is an independent animator living in northern Minnesota, USA. He is most interested in the dynamism of the mundane and overlooked,...

Charlotte Pryce

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...

Chel White

A director of narrative, animation and experimental film, Chel White sites dreams as his greatest influence. A Rockefeller Fellow, his work has screened at the Museum of Modern Art (NY)...

Chris Mars

Chris Mars was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1961. When Mars was five years old, his eldest brother was institutionalized for Schizophrenia. This event set Mars on a life path...

Chris Vargas

Chris Vargas is a film and video maker based in Oakland, CA, whose thematic interests include queer radicalism, transgender hirstory, and imperfect role models. He earned his MFA in Art...

Christoph Girardet

Studied Fine Arts at the Braunschweig School of Art (Master’s degree in 1994). Since 1989 he has produced video tapes and video installations, some of them in collaboration with video...

Daniel Barrow

Daniel Barrow has exhibited widely in Canada and abroad. He has performed at The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), PS1 Contemporary Art Center (New York), The Museum of Contemporary Art (Los...

Daniel Garcia

Daniel Garcia has directed a wide range of projects. His credits include videos for Cults, TV on the Radio, Best Coast, LCD Soundsystem, Flying Lotus, and J Dilla. Harry Teitelman...

Deanna Morse

Deanna Morse is an inter-media artist, primarily working with thousands of images frame-by-frame to create experimental animation. Her diverse works have screened internationally and are represented in permanent collections including...

Duke and Battersby

Cooper Battersby (b. 1971, Penticton BC) and Emily Vey Duke (b. 1972, Halifax NS) have been working collaboratively since 1994. They work in printed matter, critical writing, curation, sculpture and...

Emily Hubley

Emily Hubley has made short animated films since 1980. Her first feature film THE TOE TACTIC (2008) screened at a dozenfilm festivals including South by Southwest, New Directors/New Films and...

Eric Dyer

Eric Dyer is an artist, filmmaker, experimental animator, and educator. His award-winning films have screened internationally at numerous festivals, including the Chicago International Film Festival, the Ann Arbor Film Festival,...

Esther Urlus

Esther Urlus makes 16mm films and installations. Esther is founder and leader of the WORM.filmwerkplaats, a Rotterdam based workplace for experimental and D-I-Y film....

Fern Silva

FERN SILVA is an independent filmmaker and video artist based in Chicago where he teaches in the film/video department at University of Illinois—Chicago. Silva’s work has been exhibited at numerous...

Frédéric Moffet

media artist / cat lover / sleeps very well at night...

Hope Tucker

Hope Tucker is director of The Obituary Project, a compendium of contemporary salvage ethnography that transforms a quotidian narrative form....

Inhan Cho

Inhan Cho received an MA in Media Studies from the New School, New York. His previous films have screened at Media City(Canada) and EXiS (Seoul). He currently lives and works...

J.P. Sniadecki

J.P. Sniadecki is a filmmaker and a PhD candidate in media anthropology at Harvard, he produces work at the intersection of art, cinema, and ethnography that shows in festivals, universities,...

Jack Smith

Few artists can be said to have had a greater influence on the history of experimental cinema, queer cinema, and performance art than Jack Smith (1932–1989). Smith was an antic...

Jake Fried

Jake Fried (b.1984) lives and works in Boston. Primarily known for his paintings, Fried is currently working on a series of hand-drawn, animated short films or "moving paintings". He has...

James Lowne

James Lowne is an artist who lives and works in London. He graduated from the Central Saint Martins in 2000 with a BA in fine art. His work incorporates computer...

Jane Gillooly

Jane Gillooly is a non-fiction and narrative film/video maker who repurposes historical material for use in time-based media collage. Gillooly uniquely balances a commitment to emotional authenticity with a sensorial,...

Jason B. Kohl

Michigan-born Jason Kohl is half-Austrian but mostly American. In 2006 he moved to Berlin on a Fulbright Scholarship and liked it so much he stayed for another three years. In...

Jennifer Reeder

Jennifer Reeder is a filmmaker and visual artist from Ohio. She constructs very personal narratives about landscapes, coincidence and trauma....

Jesse McLean

Jesse McLean was the recipient of the Ghostly Award for Best Sound Design at the 2012 Ann Arbor Film Festival, the Overkill Award at the 2011 Images Festival and the...

Jessica Bardsley

Jessica Bardsley’s work has screened across the U.S. and internationally at Visions du Reel, Kassel Dokfest, CPH:DOX, Antimatter Film Festival, European Media Arts Festival, Images Festival, Big Sky Documentary Film...

Jim Supanick

Jim Supanick is a videomaker, writer, and Synthhumper, born in Cleveland, OH, and now living in Brooklyn, NY.  Recent video projects include “Seed Sold Back to the Farmer”, a two-part...

Joanna Priestley

Joanna Priestley has produced, directed and animated 27 award winning films about subjects dear to her heart: poetry, abstraction, plants, relationships and prison. She has had retrospectives at the Museum...

Jodie Mack

Jodie Mack is an independent moving-image practitioner who received her MFA in film, video, and new media from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007 and currently...

John Vernon Forbes

John Vernon Forbes and Shawn Brennan are a Chicago-based husband-and-wife iMovie animation team who make insane music videos for the band Tijuana Hercules. Cartoons by Tijuana Hercules founder John Vernon...

Josh Gibson

Josh Gibson is a Lecturing Fellow at the Duke University Program in the Arts of the Moving Image and graduate faculty member in the Duke University Program in Experimental and...

Karen Yasinsky

Karen Yasinsky is an artist working primarily with animation and drawing. Her video installations and drawings have been shown in many venues internationally including the Mori Art Musuem, Tokyo, P.S....

Katarzyna Plazinska

Katarzyna Plazinska is an MFA Film Production student interested in narrating and visualizing different kind of performances and stories. Originally from Poland, she spent a lot of time traveling and...

Katherin McInnis

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...

Kathryn Ramey

Kathryn Ramey is a filmmaker and anthropologist whose work draws on the experimental processes of both disciplines.  She has exhibited her work internationally and currently teaches at Emerson College in...

Kelly Dudzik

Kelly Dudzik is a human being who made a film about it. She does other stuff too....

Ken Burns

Ken was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1953. He graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, in 1975 and went on to be one of the co-founders of Florentine...

Kevin Eskew

Kevin Eskew is an animator based in Chicago, IL...

Kevin Jerome Everson

Kevin Jerome Everson is currently an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. He has completed six feature films and more than 70 short films in addition...

Kimberly Forero-Arnias

Kimberly Forero-Arnias is an independent filmmaker from New Jersey. Her recent work uses her family as a starting point for exploring the complexity of memory and identity. Family narratives become...

Kyle Armstrong

Kyle Armstrong predominantly focuses on short, non-narrative film. Working with super8 and 16mm, as well as lo-fi video, Armstrong frequently uses hand-altering film techniques, employing bleaches, dyes, scratches, and paint...

Laida Lertxundi

Laida Lertxundi is a filmmaker, programmer and lecturer at University of California San Diego. Her films have been shown internationally in museums, festivals and venues such as MoMA; Tate Modern...

Laska Jimsen

Laska Jimsen works across nonfiction forms from video documentary to handmade 16mm filmmaking and animation. The people, landscapes, plants, and animals that populate her work include delicate specimens of the...

Lauren Cook

I'm a filmmaker and professor of filmmaking, critical theory, and video game studies.  My films have screened internationally at venues including the Margaret Meade Film Festival at the American Museum...

Lauren Santorio

Originally from Schenectady, New York, Lauren Santorio is a recent BFA graduate of The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Tufts University. At SMFA Lauren studied painting,...

Libbie D. Cohn

Libbie D. Cohn studied political philosophy and architecture at Yale University. She is finishing her second feature, a documentary about her Chinese grandparents, and is beginning work on two fiction...

Lilli Carré

Lilli Carré is an interdisciplinary artist who primarily works in the forms of experimental animation and comics. Her animated films have shown in festivals throughout the US and abroad, and...

Lindsay McIntyre

Lindsay McIntyre is a film-artist from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Specializing in analogue film work that emphasizes documentary, experimental and handmade techniques, her award-winning films circle themes of portraiture, place, form...

Lori Felker

Lori chose Filmmaking as her official second language in 2003-ish, bumping German into third place. Eventual fluency is important to her, so she employs many forms/formats, practices frequently with others,...

Lucien Castaing-Taylor

Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor are filmmakers, artists, and anthropologists, who work at the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard University. Their work is in the permanent collection of the Museum...

Lynne Sachs

Lynne Sachs explores the relationship between personal observations and broader historical experiences by weaving together film, collage, painting, and sound. Her essay films have taken her to Vietnam, Bosnia, Israel...

Madison Brookshire

Madison Brookshire is a Los Angeles-based artist and filmmaker. He has screened his work at the Toronto International Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Migrating...

Marcin Giżycki

Marcin Giżycki is an art and film historian, critic, photographer, filmmaker and senior lecturer at Rhode Island School of Design. He is an expert at the Polish Film Institute as...

Mariah Garnett

Mariah Garnett is an experimental filmmaker and artist living and working Los Angeles. Her work seeks to occupy a space between convention and experimentation - or, rather, to experiment with...

Mark Toscano

Mark Toscano is a filmmaker, curator and an archivist specializing in the preservation of independent and experimental films....

Marty Stano

Marty Stano is a creative professional working as a filmmaker, traveler, and teacher. He studied film at University of Michigan- Ann Arbor during which, he was nominated for a Student...

Matt Meindl

Matt Meindl is a filmmaker and musician from Columbus, Ohio. He is a recipient of the 2011-12 Wexner Center for the Arts Film/Video Residency Award....

Matthias Müller

Studied Arts and German Literature at Bielefeld University. Studied Arts at HBK Braunschweig. Master’s degree. Guest Professor at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main. Guest Professor at Dortmund Fachhochschule. Since 2003,...

Maya Erdelyi

Maya Erdelyi creates intricate hand-made animations inspired by imaginary worlds, memories and the subconscious. Her award-winning animations utilize a hybrid approach to cut-paper stop-motion, puppetry, drawn and computer animation. Shown...

Meejin Hong

Meejin Hong is a recent graduate of California Institute of the Arts’ experimental animation program. With a fine arts background, she creates films using messy materials and lots of layers....

Michael Robinson

Michael Robinson's work has shown internationally at venues including the 2012 Whitney Biennial, The Walker Art Center, MoMA P.S.1, The New York Film Festival, Tate Modern, IFFRotterdam, and REDCAT Los...

Milt Klingensmith

An independent animator/film maker based near Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is a professional editorial illustrator as well as graphic novel artist who teaches illustration and digital media for GVSU and...

NAOKO Tasaka

NAOKO Tasaka was born and raised in Japan where she studied architecture and web programming. Tasaka began her work in experimental filmmaking at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in...

Nicole Macdonald

Nicole is a painter and collage maker who also makes films about her neighborhood of Detroit. She works as a law clerk but has no aspirations to be a lawyer....

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...

Penny Lane

Penny Lane has been making award-winning documentaries and essay films since 2002. Her films have screened at Rotterdam, AFIFEST, Media That Matters Film Festival, Rooftop Films, Big Sky Documentary Film...

Peter Mettler

Living and working between Canada and Switzerland, Peter Mettler melds intuitive-associative processes with drama, essay, experiment or documentation. A strong supporter of independent creativity, he has collaborated with numerous filmmakers,...

Peter Simonite

Peter Simonite and Annie Gunn are a directing/shooting team from Austin, TX. Annie Gunn is a still photographer, and first-time director. Peter Simonite developed his filmmaking skills working as a...

Rhys Ernst

A writer/director who positions his filmmaking in a “New Trans Cinema” that complicates gender representation in narrative cinema and places queer and transgender characters within larger narratives. Ernst received his...

Richard Tuohy

In the late 1980s and early 1990s Richard Tuohy was an active member of the Melbourne Super 8 Film Group. Since then he has created almost 40 films, first on...

Sasha Waters Freyer

Sasha Waters Freyer is a moving image artist whose work occupies the intersection of intimate experience and public discourse.  Her films have screened widely in the U.S. and abroad, including...

Scott Fitzpatrick

S.F. is a visual artist (Libra) from YWG, whose film and video work has screened at underground festivals and marginalized venues worldwide. he studied film theory and production at the...

Scott Stark

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

Semiconductor

Semiconductor is artist duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt. Through moving image works they explore the material nature of our world and how we experience it, questioning our place in...

Shai Heredia

Shai Heredia is a filmmaker and curator of film art. In 2003 she founded Experimenta –the international festival for experimental cinema in India. Shai has curated experimental film programs at...

Shambhavi Kaul

Shambhavi Kaul's cinematic constructions conjure uncanny, science-fictive non-places. Described as creating “zones of compression and dispersion,” her work utilizes strategies of montage and recirculation, inviting an affective response while simultaneously...

Shawn Brennan

John Vernon Forbes and Shawn Brennan are a Chicago-based husband-and-wife iMovie animation team who make insane music videos for the band Tijuana Hercules. Cartoons by Tijuana Hercules founder John Vernon...

Shin Hashimoto

Born in 1979 Tokyo.  When to Tama Art University from 2000-2004 and the Tama Art University master program 2009-2011....

Shumona Goel

Shumona Goel is an experimental filmmaker. She works with 16mm film, slide projections, and VHS to produce low budget, personal films and film installations. Her work has been exhibited in...

Song E Kim

Song E Kim was born in Seoul, Korea and now resides in Los Angeles. Her first film, Dinner Table, was featured at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, San Francisco International...

Steve Wetzel

Steve Wetzel is an American artist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Film/Video/Animation/New Genres at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Much of Wetzel’s work focuses on observation, social construction and...

Suzan Pitt

Suzan Pitt's works have pushed the boundaries of the animated film form, thriving in both the art world and the television, theatrical, and festival venues. She has had major exhibitions...

Takashi Makino

Makino Takashi (JP) is an experimental filmmaker who lives and works in Tokyo. He creates and exhibits films that make full use of all film and video techniques, treating the...

Tashi Wada

Tashi Wada was born in New York City and presently lives and works in San Francisco. He received a degree in music composition from California Institute of the Arts following...

Tom Schroeder

Tom has been making hand-drawn animated films since 1990.  His films have been broadcast on Independent Lens and the Sundance Channel, have screened at the American Cinematique in Los Angeles...

Véréna Paravel

Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor are filmmakers, artists, and anthropologists, who work at the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard University. Their work is in the permanent collection of the Museum...

Vuk Jevremovic

Born in Frankfurt on Main Germany, graduated in Architecture at the Technical University in Belgrade, ex Yugoslavia. In 2002 graduated at the Academy of fine Arts in Munich, Germany –...

Yuri Ancarani

Yuri Ancarani is an Italian video artist and film maker. His works come from a continuous mingling of documentary cinema and contemporary art, and are the result of a research...

Zackary Drucker

The disciple of a silenced, ghettoized community, Zackary Drucker, a young transgender artist/performer from Los Angeles, uses a range of creative devices that all strive towards the portrayal of bodily...