Sarah Friedland is a filmmaker and choreographer working at the intersection of moving images and moving bodies. Her work has screened and been presented in numerous festivals and film spaces including New Directors/New Films, New Orleans Film Festival, Cucalorus Festival, and Anthology Film Archives, in art spaces such as MoMA, Black Mountain College Museum, and Manifattura delle Arti (Bologna), and in dance spaces including American Dance Festival, Dixon Place, and Triskelion Arts, among others. Her work has been supported by grants and residencies including the Dance Films Association, The Bellwether, Rhode Island State Council of the Arts/NEA, and Berlinale Talents where she was one of 10 selected screenwriter/directors for the 2017 Script Station/Project Lab. Sarah graduated from Brown University's department of Modern Culture and Media and started her career assisting filmmakers including Steve McQueen, Mike S. Ryan, Kelly Reichardt, and the team behind HBO's GIRLS. Sarah has worked on collaborative research and writing projects with media theorists Wendy Chun on slut-shaming and new media leaks, published in differences|journal of feminist cultural studies, with Erin Brannigan on the dancing body on film, and published an essay in the International Journal of Screendance on gesture and film genre.

She is currently in residence with Art Factory International creating CROWDS, a dancefilm installation.