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Kathryn Ramey is a filmmaker and anthropologist whose work operates at the intersection of experimental film processes and ethnographic research.  Her award winning and strongly personal films are characterized by manipulation of the celluloid including hand-processing, optical printing, and various direct animation techniques.

Her scholarly interest is focused on the social history of the Avant-Garde film community, the anthropology of visual communication and the intersection between avant-garde and ethnographic film and art practices.  She has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including the Social Science Research Council on the Arts fellowship, the LEF New England moving Image Grant and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship.  She has published articles in Visual Anthropology Review and The Independent as well as the anthology Women's Experimental Cinema and Made to Be Seen.   Her films have screened at multiple film festivals and other venues including the Toronto Film Festival, MadCat Women's Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film festival, L'Alternativa Barcelona, 25fps Experimental Film Festival in Zagreb, Croatia and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC.

About

Education

B.A., Evergreen State College
M.F.A., Temple University
Ph.D., Temple University

Publications

Experimental Filmmaking: BREAK THE MACHINE, focal press, 2016.

2015

Grants

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Media Artist Fellowship

2004

LEF New England Moving Image Fund, Grant for Preproduction on the passenger

2005

Faculty Advancement Fund Grant, Emerson College for work on the passenger

2005
2005-2006

Faculty Advancement Fund Grant, Emerson College for Yanqui WALKER and the OPTICAL REVOLUTION

2007

LEF New England, Moving Image Fund, Grant -Preproduction for Yanqui WALKER and the OPTICAL REVOLUTION

2007

Huret Grant, for Production work on for Yanqui WALKER and the OPTICAL REVOLUTION

2008

Faculty Advancement Fund Grant, Emerson College- post-production on WEST: What I know about her

2011

Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist grant finalist

2013

Faculty Advancement Fund Grant

2014

Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Grant

2014

LEF New England moving image grant

2015

Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship

2015

Awards & Honors

The Corporation of Yaddo, Artists Residency for work on the passenger

2005
2005-2006

Jury’s Choice Selection (1st prize), Black Maria Film +

2010

First Place Short Documentary, Athens Film + Video Festival, Athens OH, for Yanqui WALKER and the OPTICAL REVOLUTION

2010

Jury prize, 14th annual Paris Festival of Cinema Experimental and Different, for WEST: What I know about her

2012

Best 16mm film, 21st 100$ film festival, Calgary CANADA for WEST: What I know about her

2013

Grand Champion, Haverhill Experimental film festival, Haverhill, MA for WEST: What I know about her

2013

Jury’s Choice Selection (1st prize), Black Maria Film + Video Festival, for WEST: What I know about her

2014