“American filmmaker Melika Bass…author of a unique cinema of atmosphere and historical reminiscences…one of the revelations of the Torino Film Festival.”
(Roberto Manassero, Torino Film Festival).

Named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film 2018,”  Bass is the recipient of an Artadia Award (NYC), 2  Media Arts Fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council, the Kodak/Filmcraft Imaging Award from the Ann Arbor Film Festival, an Experimental Film Prize from the Athens International Film Festival, and a Special Mention Prize from the International Jury of the 2018 International Short Film Festival Oberhausen.

Screenings and exhibitions include the BAMcinemaFest, Brooklyn;  Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (solo exhibition); Torino Film Festival, Italy; Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York; Kino der Kunst, Munich; Ann Arbor Film Festival;  Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit; Anthology Film Archives, New York;  BFI London Film Festival; Athens International Film Festival; Segal Center for the Performing Arts, Montreal; International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany; and the Split Festival of New Film, Croatia. Her work has been profiled and reviewed in Filmmaker Magazine, Time Out Chicago, Bad at Sports, Art Daily, Rolling Stone Italy, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, Pitchfork, and Criterion.

Photo by Ray Pride

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