Filmmakers

Abigail Child

Abigail Child is an award-winning writer and artist who has been at the forefront of experimental film and poetry since the 1980s, having completed more than thirty film and video...

Akram Zaatari

Akram Zaatari has produced more than forty videos, a dozen books, and countless installations of photographic material, all pursuing a range of interconnected themes, subjects, and practices related to excavation,...

Alexander Stewart

Alexander Stewart's short films have screened internationally, including at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Tribeca Film Festival, and ImageForum in Japan. He is co-director of the Eyeworks Festival of...

Amanda Katz

Amanda Katz uses film, photography, and sound to explore and connect to her surrounding environment. She works professionally as a documentary film editor, and currently teaches 16mm filmmaking at the...

Andrew Kim

Andrew Kim makes films about intangible things: ghosts, perfection, magic, etc... In short, his work challenges the limits of human understanding and knowledge.  He studied at the California Institute of...

Anja Dornieden

Anja Dornieden is a filmmaker living and working in Berlin. Since 2010 she has worked with Juan David González Monroy under the moniker OJOBOCA. Together they practice Horrorism, a simulated...

Brett Kashmere

Brett Kashmere is a Canadian-born, Pittsburgh-based filmmaker, curator, and writer. Combining traditional research methods with materialist aesthetics and hybrid forms, Kashmere's experimental documentaries explore the intersection of history and (counter-)...

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...

Chema García Ibarra

Born in Elche (Spain) in 1980, city where he is still living and working. He has made the short films “The attack of the robots from Nebula-5” (2008), and "Protoparticles"...

Chris E. Vargas

Chris E. Vargas is a film and video maker and an interdisciplinary artist. He earned his MFA in Art Practice from the University of California, Berkeley....

Christoph Girardet

Christoph Girardet, born in Langenhagen, Germany, in 1966, and Matthias Müller, born in Bielefeld, Germany, in 1961, have been collaborating since  Phoenix Tapes, a contribution to the group show Notorious...

Deanna Morse

Deanna Morse is an active intermedia artist specializing in experimental animation. Her diverse films have screened internationally, on Sesame Street and are in museum permanent collections including the Metropolitan Museum...

Elise Florenty

Integrating film, video, exhibition, publication and curation, the Berlin artist duo Elise Florenty and Marcel Türkowsky have been exploring various states of the multiplicity of the self through different expressions...

Els van Riel

(b.Belgium,1965) Lives and works in Brussels- Belgium. Studied photo- and cinematography, and worked as a photographer, editor and producer for various photo-, film-, video- and theaterproductions. Her films, video's and...

Ernst Karel

Ernst Karel works between experimental nonfiction sound and electroacoustic music. He composes and performs with location recordings and/or analog electronics, often for multichannel environments. Karel teaches a course in Sonic...

Esther Ulrus

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's current research investigates the history, influence, and consequences of travel on culture and society while including ideas surrounding mysticism and the deceptive capabilities of memory....

Georg Anthony Svatek

As a documentary cinematographer and producer, Georg Anthony Svatek engages in projects that question the seemingly mundane sights we come across daily. Anthony's goal is to inspire estrangement from the...

Gina Kamentsky

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....

Greg Youmans

Greg Youmans is a scholar of queer history and media as well as a video maker. He is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies at Colgate University....

Hayoun KWON

Hayoun KWON was born in Seoul (South Korea) in 1981. She first studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, and then graduated from the Fresnoy – Studio national des...

Helena Wittmann

Born 1982 in Neuss, Germany, Helena Wittmann studied theatre and media studies before graduating this year at Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg. She lives and workes in Hamburg....

Hope Tucker

Hope Tucker transforms what we know as a daily form of narrative through The Obituary Project, a compendium of contemporary salvage ethnography that documents the passing of cultural markers and...

Ivan Ladislav Galeta

Ivan Ladislav Galeta (1947–2014) was a Croatian artist, cinematographer and film director. A pioneer in Croatian multimedia art, he graduated from the School of Applied Arts in Zagreb (1967), earning...

Jack Cronin

Jack Cronin teaches film and video at Oakland Community College in Michigan. He has taught film at various other institutions, including the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wayne State University and the...

Jennifer Reeves

Jennifer Reeves is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker working primarily on 16mm film. Reeves was named one of the “Best 50 Filmmakers Under 50” in the film journal Cinema Scope in 2012....

Jesse Lerner

Jesse Lerner is a filmmaker, writer and curator. His films have won awards at festivals in the United States, Latin America and Japan, and have been screened at the Museum...

Jessica Bardsley

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

Jessica Sarah Rinland

British/Argentinean artist-filmmaker, graduated from Central Saint Martins, UK in Fine Art, having also spent a semester studying at Tisch, NYU. Her film, Nulepsy screened at Bloomberg New Contemporaries, NYFF, LFF,...

Jodie Mack

Combining the formal techniques and structures of abstract/absolute animation with those of cinematic genres, Jodie Mack’s handmade films use collage to explore the relationship between graphic cinema and storytelling, the...

Joel Wanek

Joel Wanek is a photographer and filmmaker from Oakland, California. Over the years he has developed a collaborative practice that often blurs the line between subject and maker, mixes techniques of narrative and...

Johan Rijpma

Johan Rijpma (1984, The Netherlands) obtained his Master of Arts degree at the Utrecht School of the Arts (Faculty of Art, Media & Technology). His films, animations, music video's and...

Jorge Lopez Navarrete

Born in Barcelona, after working on advertising for several years i start developing personal video projects. During this time, I attend a Filmmaking International Workshop in the San Antonio de...

Joshua Gen Solondz

Joshua Gen Solondz is a film/media artist and musician. He’s shown work at venues including MOMA, Light Industry, UnionDocs, and the Harvard Film Archive. Josh has also screened at festivals...

Juan David González Monroy

Juan David González Monroy is a filmmaker living and working in Berlin. Since 2010 he has worked with Anja Dornieden under the moniker OJOBOCA. Together they practice Horrorism, a simulated...

Karen Yasinsky

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

Kelly Sears

Kelly Sears's collage animation media practice draws from genres such as experimental film, essay films, and recycled cinema. She uses appropriated imagery from Post WW2 America, reworking cast off magazines,...

Kevin Jerome Everson

Kevin Jerome Everson was born and raised in Mansfield, Ohio. He has an MFA from Ohio University and a BFA from University of Akron and is Professor of Art at...

Leandro Listorti

Leandro Listorti was born in 1976 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After graduating from filmmaking school he shot a series of short films in Super 8 (Pasajes, Montevideo and Amsterdam). In...

Leighton Pierce

Pierce has participated in the AAFF since 1981 showing 16mm films, videos, and a large multichannel installation. Pierce’s work has also been exhibited in major art museums and film festivals...

Lilli Carré

Lilli Carré currently lives and works in Chicago. Her animated films have screened in festivals throughout the US and abroad, including the Sundance Film Festival, and she is the co-director...

Lois Patiño

His works have been shown in art centres screens such as Centro Cultura San Martín (Buenos Aires), Casa Encendida (Madrid), CCCB (Barcelona), MARCO (Vigo), Luis Seoane Foundation(A Coruña)... and in...

Lori Felker

Lori Felker is an artist/filmmaker whose work focuses on the ways in which we process, share, and disseminate information, via screens, dreams, gestures, games, and dialogue. By employing and pushing...

Marcel Türkowsky

Integrating film, video, exhibition, publication and curation, the Berlin artist duo Elise Florenty and Marcel Türkowsky have been exploring various states of the multiplicity of the self through different expressions...

Margaret Rorison

Margaret Rorison is a filmmaker and curator from Baltimore, Maryland. Her work often develops from extensive walks through rural and urban landscapes, combining memories, field recordings and text. She is...

Marika Borgeson

Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Marika now resides in Los Angeles, California where she frequents historic sites, tourist traps, and spends way too much time in archives reading other people's...

Matthias Müller

Matthias Müller, born in Bielefeld, Germany, in 1961 and Christoph Girardet, born in Langenhagen, Germany, in 1966, have been collaborating since  Phoenix Tapes, a contribution to the group show Notorious...

Melika Bass

Melika Bass is a filmmaker and installation artist living in Chicago. She is the recipient of an Artadia Award, a Media Arts Fellowship from the Illinois Arts Council, and an...

Michael Robinson

Michael Robinson (b.1981) is a film, video and collage artist whose work explores the joys and dangers of mediated experience, riding the fine lines between humor and terror, nostalgia and...

Mike Stoltz

Mike Stoltz lives and works in Los Angeles. He makes films and videos dictated by process, directly working with the apparatus. His work has screened at such venues as Views...

Mónica Savirón

Mónica Savirón (Spain) has worked as a film writer, editor, and programmer. Her essays have been published internationally. She directed a weekly radio show on documentary and experimental films in...

Noël Burch

Born in the USA (San Francisco) in 1932, Noël Burch has been living in France since 1951. He graduated from the Institut Des Hautes Etudes Cinèmatographiques in 1954. While primarily...

Pablo Marín

Pablo Marín (1982, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a filmmaker, editor, teacher, writer and translator. He has presented Argentine experimental film programs in the United States, Canada and Spain. His films...

Paweł Wojtasik

Paweł Wojtasik creates poetic reflections on cultures and ecosystems in the form of short video works and large-scale installations. His investigations into the overlooked corners of the environment have led...

Penelope Spheeris

Often referred to as a Rock ‘n Roll anthropologist, Spheeris currently lives in Los Angeles. As a child Penelope Spheeris lived with her family in different trailer parks throughout southern California....

Phil Solomon

Phil Solomon is currently a Professor of Film Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he has been teaching since 1991. He has been awarded with a USA...

Philipp Fleischmann

Philipp Fleischmann was born in Lower Austria and studied at the School of Artistic Photography Friedl Kubelka and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. His work has been exhibited at...

Rita Piffer

Rita Piffer is an Brazilian filmmaker who has been living in San Francisco (CA, USA) for eight years. She has a BA in Journalism, and is currently working on the...

Rodrigo Reyes

Born in Mexico City in 1983, he attended college in UC San Diego, as well as Madrid and Mexico City, earning a degree in International Studies. Reyes has channeled his...

Sabine Gruffat

Sabine Gruffat is a digital media artist and filmmaker living and working in North Carolina. Currently she is Assistant Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina - Chapel...

Sandra Rozental

Sandra Rozental was born in Mexico City in 1979. She worked as a museum curator and, in 2012, received a doctorate in anthropology from New York University. This is her...

Sarah J. Christman

Sarah J. Christman makes non-fiction films that explore the intersections between people, technology and the natural world. She received the New Visions Award from the San Francisco International Film Festival for...

Sasha Waters Freyer

Sasha Waters Freyer makes films, videos, photographs, pillows, dresses and curtains.  She is the Chair of the Department of Photography and Film at Virginia Commonwealth University.  ...

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...

Shannon Lee

Shannon Lee received a BFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013 with an emphasis in film, video, and animation. Shannon creates paintings and drawings along...

Shelly Silver

Shelly Silver is a New York based artist working with the still and moving image. Her work explores contested territories between public and private, narrative and documentary, and--increasingly in recent...

Sílvia das Fadas

Sílvia das Fadas is an experimental filmmaker, an independent researcher of Cinema Studies, a projectionist and cinephile. Born in Portugal in 1983, she studied cinema and aesthetics, committing herself to the material learning of...

Stephanie Swart

Stephanie Swart is animator living in Brooklyn, New York. She studied animation at Rhode Island School of Design and cognitive science at Brown University. She is interested in analogies between...

Stephen Irwin

Stephen Irwin is a graduate of Central St. Martins College of Art & Design. His films have been screened in competition at festivals all over the world, including Sundance, Annecy,...

Tinne Zenner

Tinne Zenner (b.1986, Denmark) is a visual artist from Copenhagen, currently based in Brussels....

Toby Lee

Toby Lee works across video, performance, installation, and drawing. She holds a PhD in Anthropology and Film and Visual Studies from Harvard University and currently serves as the Director of...

Tomonari Nishikawa

Born in Nagoya, Japan. Nishikawa started filmmaking in the US, and his works has been screened at film festivals worldwide since 2003, including Berlinale, Edinburgh International Film Festival, International Film...

Zbigniew Czapla

Screenwriter, director, animator, painter and graphic artist. Graduated from the Graphic Arts Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. Author of experimental animations. Won prizes at several festivals,...