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HOLLY FISHER 

(b. Boston, 1942) is a visual artist and filmmaker who lives and works in NYC

  • Education
    • M.A. Degree, NYU School of the Arts, Cinema Studies, 1982
    • Harvard Summer School, Photography, 1966
    • Haystack School of Crafts, 1964
    • B.A. Degree, Barnard College, Columbia University, Asian Art History, 1964
  • Work
    • Independent filmmaker, 1966-present (see Filmography)
    • Otherwise Pictures LLC film production company, 2006-present
    • Freelance director/camera/editor, 2003-2009 includes:
      • Everywhere at Once, commissioned by photographer Peter Lindbergh 
    • Freelance film editor, 1976-2003 includes:
      • Third World Newsreel
      • Children’s Television Workshop NYC
      • I.A.T.S.E Editors Union, 1976– 1981
      • WGBH – TV, 1972-76
    • Curator & Producer, The South Shore Arts Festival, 1972
      • production of air-dome theater for 24/7 screenings of Ann Arbor film festival traveling film collection
      • Jonas Mekas screening and Q&A
    • Fisher/Slezas Films Inc., co-owner & co-filmmaker, 1966-71
    • WGBH – TV, assistant film editor, 1965-66
    • Intern & Stylist, the Bert Stern Photography Studio, 1964-1965
  • Teaching
    • Sarah Lawrence College adjunct professor of film production, 1985-6
    • Artist-in-Residence grant from Mass Arts Council, 1978
    • Mass College of Art instructor of film production, 1975-77
  • Solo film screenings, exhibitions (selected)
    • Anthology Film Archives, New York City, 2018
    • Mass College of Art, Boston, 2017
    • Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2015
    • Five Colleges, Mount Holyoke College, MA, 2014
    • Mass College of Art, Boston, 2012
    • Tashmoo Lecture Series, Hampshire College, Hadley, MA, 2011
    • Two Boots Theater, New York City, 2004
    • The LA Film Forum, Los Angeles, CA 1978, 1994, 2004
    • Free-Speech TV, 2002, 2003
    • Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt, Germany, 1992, 1995
    • The Museum of Modern Art, NY, 1995
    • Museum of Modern Art Cineprobe, New York City, several 1980-1995
    • Cinematheque, San Francisco, CA, 1978, 1994
    • The Arsenal, Berlin 1982, 1988, 1992
    • Image Forum, Tokyo, Japan, 1984, 1991
    • Film Tour (1982), 12 stops throughout Germany
    • The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, 1974, 1977
    • Film Forum, Tokyo, Japan, 1984, 1991
    • Collective for Living Cinema, New York City, 1977-78, 1983
    • Millennium Film Workshop, New York City, 1977-78, 1982, 1982
    • Donnell Media Center, NYC Public Library
    • Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA
    • Film/Video Arts, Boston, 1977
    • Institute for Contemporary Arts, Boston, 1972
    • DAR Constitution Hall, Washington D.C., 1968
  • Group shows, festivals, exhibitions, visiting artists, awards (selected)
    • 2018
      • Anthology Film Archives, Women of the West, New York City, NY
    • 2017
      • Ann Arbor Film Festival 2017, Storefront Installation 2X2, Ann Arbor, Michigan
      • Harvestworks, Filmette Film Festival, New York City, NY
    • 2016
      • Harvestworks, Filmette Film Festival, New York City, NY
    • 2015
      • World/Fest Houston – Remy Awards:
        • A Question of Sunlight
        • Thinktank
        • Deafening Silence
    • 2013
      • Athens International Film Festival, Ohio
      • Festival of International Film Arts, Montreal
      • POWER/PLAY at Augusta Savage Gallery, UMASS Amherst, MA
      • Environmental Film Festival, Washington, DC
      • Five College Women’s Studies Research Center, Holyoke, MA
    • 2011
      • The Environmental Film Festival, Washington, DC
    • 2010 
      • Festival of International Film Arts, Montreal
    • 2009
      • Houston Cinema Arts Festival, Houston, TX
    • 2008
      • TriBeCa Film Festival, World premier, NYC, NY
    • 2007
      • Cannes Film Festival, Avant-première, Cannes, France
    • 2006
      • CalArts, Visiting Artist, 3-weeks, invited by Thom Anderson
    • 2004
      • Flaherty Film Seminar
      • Free Speech TV repeat broadcast from 2003
    • 2003
      • LA Film Forum, Egyptian Theater, LA, California
      • RIENA, Paris, France
      • Third South Film Festival, Sderot, Israel
      • Free Speech TV 
    • 2002
      • The Forum of the Berlinale, World Premiere, Berlin, Germany
      • Amnesty International Film Festival, Amsterdam
      • Digital Talkies, Delhi, India
      • Feminale Film Festival, Cologne, Germany
      • Athens International Film Festival, Ohio
      • Vancouver Asian Film Festival, B.C.
      • Asian Film Festival, Dallas, TX
      • Cinematheque, San Francisco, CA
      • Asian Film Festival, Dallas, TX
    • 2000
      • The Whitney Museum, The Color of Ritual, the Color of Thought: Women Avant-Garde Filmmakers in America, 1930-2000, curated by Chrissie Iles; toured throughout U.S. & Europe
    • 1999 
      • Images of War, Visions of Peace, Haag, Holland
      • Double Take Film Festival, Duke University
    • 1994
      • LA Film Forum, The Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum
      • The Pleasure Dome, Toronto, Canada
    • 1993
      • The Flaherty International Film Seminar
      • The Whitney Museum Biennial
      • Haifa Film Festival
      • American Film Institute Film Festival
    • 1992
      • World Premiere, The Forum of the Berlinale
      • Ann Arbor Film Festival, “Best Experimental Film” Award, Ann Arbor, MI (Bullets for Breakfast)
      • Stockholm International Film Festival
      • London International Film Festival
      • Chicago International Film Festivals
      • Los Angeles Film Festival
      • Galway Film Fleadh
      • Pacific Film Archives
      • Harn Museum, University of Florida
    • 1988
      • Jury, Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Germany
    • 1987 
      • Athens International Film Festival
      • Ann Arbor Film Festival, Merit Award (s o f t s h o e)
      • Sinking Creek Film Celebration, Award Winner (s o f t s h o e)
      • Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Germany 
      • Women’s Film Festival, Barnard College
    • 1986
      • Nominated for Academy Award (Who Killed Vincent Chin?) 
    • 1985 
      • Black Maria Film Festival, Grand Prize (Rushlight)
      • The Whitney Biennial
    • 1984
      • Barnard College Women’s Film Festival, New York City
      • Encounter Cinema, University of California
    • 1981-82
      • The American Federation of the Arts traveling film series throughout  U.S. & Europe
      • Nominated for Daytime Emmy, Editor, Kiss Concert, Children’s Television Workshop (Dir. Charlotte Zwerin)
    • 1974
      • Flaherty Film Seminar, Apple Summer, MA
    • 1968
      • Atlanta International Film Festival, Bronze Medal (Watermen)
      • Ann Arbor Film Festival, Award Winner (PSSSHT)
    • 1966
      • The American Film Festival, Blue Ribbon “Environment,” (Progress, Pork Barrel, and Pheasant Feathers)
  • Grants (selected)
    • The Jerome Foundation
    • New York State Council on the Arts (Production/Post/& Distribution)
    • Mary Duke Biddle Foundation
    • NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts)
    • Brooklyn Arts Council
    • Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway
    • Norwegian Burma Council
    • Pace Defense Fund
    • CAPS Grant
    • CAPS Panel
    • Global Ministries
    • The Wellspring Foundation
    • Rockwood Fund, Inc.
    • American Film Institute
    • Mass Council on the Arts 
    • National Geographic
    • Florida Audubon Society 
  • Public Collections
    • Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
    • Donnell Media Center, NY Public Library, New York, USA
    • Freunde der Deutschen Kinemathek, Berlin, Germany
    • Light Cone, Paris, France
    • Re-Voir–VOD, Paris, France