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, Ann Arbor Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, Cucalorus Festival, BAMcinématek, and Anthology Film Archives, in art spaces such as MoMA, Sharjah Art Foundation, Nasher Museum, and Manifattura delle Arti (Bologna), and in dance spaces including the American Dance Festival and Dixon Place, among others. Her work has been supported by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Dance Films Association, Art Factory International, 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, and Kelly Reichardt. 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.
Sarah is currently a NYSCA/Wave Farm Electronic Media and Film grantee for exhibition of her 3-channel dance film installation CROWDS.
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