Discipline: Film/Video – feature

Florrie James

Discipline: Film/Video – feature
Region: Bristol, UK
MacDowell Fellowships: 2022

Florrie James is a filmmaker based in Bristol, UK. Her work uses improvisation and collaboration alongside traditional screenplays to add a reflexive structure and to allow real situations to enter into the stories she depicts.

James graduated from Elias Querejeta Zine Eskola in San Sebastián, Spain in 2019. There, she developed several artist films that have been widely screened at festivals, including London Short Film Festival, Alchemy Film Festival, Glasgow Short Film Festival, Mimosa Documentary Festival, and broadcast on BBC 4 and Iplayer. James recently set up the production company Handsome Stranger and is writing a feature film as well as producing a documentary in Cuba. Her films have been shown at group exhibitions in places such as Denmark, Cologne, and London.

At MacDowell, Florrie worked on the screenplay of a feature film and developed a new series of paintings.



Florrie James worked in the Star studio.

Funded by Alpha Chi Omega, a national fraternity founded in 1885, Star Studio — built in 1911–1912 — was the first studio given to the residency by an outside organization. To this day, Alpha Chi sorority pledges learn the story of Star Studio and its role in supporting American arts and letters. Beginning as a nicely proportioned…

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