Discipline: Film/Video – experimental

Corey Hughes

Discipline: Film/Video – experimental
Region: Baltimore, MD
MacDowell Fellowships: 2021

Corey Hughes is a Baltimore-based director and cinematographer making short films, music videos, and feature films floating between narrative, documentary, and experimental tendencies. His filmmaking practice is rooted in non-traditional collaborations and exploration of new digital image making.

His work has premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam, SXSW, New York Film Festival, Maryland Film Festival, and Locarno Film Festival, where he was awarded the Pardi di Domani Special Jury Prize for the short film Armageddon 2. As a cinematographer, his credits include Theo Anthony’s Subject to Review (NYFF '19, ESPN+) and All Light, Everywhere (Sundance '21), as well as Marnie Ellen Hertzler’s Hi, I Need to Be Loved, Dirt Daughter, & Crestone (True/False & SXSW '20).

At MacDowell, Corey edited his new mid-length film, Your Final Mediation. It’s the third film in a series exploring the intersection of spirituality, technology, and identity through the format of niche YouTube genres.



Corey Hughes worked in the Mixter studio.

Built in 1927–1930, the Florence Kilpatrick Mixter Studio was funded by its namesake and designed by the architect F. Winsor, Jr., who also designed MacDowell's original Savidge Library in 1925. Mixter Studio, solidly built of yellow and grey-hued granite, once had sweeping views of Pack Monadnock to the east. The lush forest has now grown…

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