Amber Bay Bemak

Amber Bay Bemak

Fellow: Awarded 2023
Field of Study: Film - Video

Competition: US & Canada

Amber Bay Bemak is based in Dallas after three years spent living in Mexico City after seven years living between India and Nepal. She is a filmmaker, artist, and educator whose creative practice is rooted in experimental and documentary film. She often works cinematically and performatively with her own body to represent different symbolic cultural codes and structures of power. Her work has been seen at venues including the Brooklyn Museum, the Rubin Museum of Art, and the Tamayo Museum. Festivals include Oberhausen, BAM cinemafest, BFI London, Ann Arbor, DocLisboa, and Morelia. She has taught film theory and practice in India, Nepal, Kenya, Mexico, and the United States. Currently she is working on her second feature length film, Cosmic Moose and Grizzly Bears Ville, a documentary about her uncle Peter Valentine and his magical house.

Photo Credit: Rosalía Rubí Ramirez

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