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Amy Bench

Austin, Texas
Amy is a filmmaker and visual artist who is drawn to the immediacy of film and photography to tell stories of community and resilience. Trained as a cinematographer, her observational style highlights small details of the human experience that transcend formal explanation. Her camera work has screened at festivals including Berlin, SXSW, Sundance, The New York Film Festival, and at MOMA/PS1 and in 2016 she was named a “DP on the Rise” by Paste Magazine. She was the cinematographer on Trans in America: Texas Strong, which premiered at SXSW, won 2 Webby Awards, and has been recently nominated for an Emmy (2019). Her documentary A Line Birds Cannot See won a Special Jury Recognition at SXSW, and Best Short Documentary at Oak Cliff Film Festival (2019). She received her MFA from The University of Texas at Austin in 2010.

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