“Author of a unique cinema of atmosphere and historical reminiscences…one of the revelations of the Torino Film Festival.” -Roberto Manassero, Torino Film Festival, Italy
In 2021, the International Film Festival Oberhausen in Germany featured films by Melika Bass in two solo Profile shows. In 2018, Bass was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film.“ Other awards include 3 Media Art Grants from the Illinois Arts Council, an Artadia Award (NYC), an Experimental Film Prize from the Athens International Film Festival, the Kodak/Filmcraft Imaging Award from the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and a International Jury Special Mention from the Oberhausen Film Festival. Bass was a 2021 USA Artist Nominee in Film.
Screenings and exhibitions include the BAMcinemaFest, New York; BFI London Film Festival; Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (solo exhibition); Torino Film Festival, Italy; Kino der Kunst, Munich; Ann Arbor Film Festival; Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit; Anthology Film Archives, New York; Los Angeles Film Forum; CPH Dox Festival, Denmark; and International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany (solo showcase). Her work has been profiled and reviewed in Cineaste Magazine, Filmmaker Magazine, Time Out Chicago, Art Daily, Rolling Stone Italy, Pitchfork, and Criterion.
Email: melikabass [at] gmail [dot] com