Discipline: Film/Video – animation

Gina Kamentsky

Discipline: Film/Video – animation
Region: Somerville, MA
MacDowell fellowships: Summer 2016

Gina Kamentsky’s first animated film was produced when she was 12 using a Bell and Howell 8mm camera and drawing on recycled computer paper. Since then she has been passionate about creating animation and has progressed through a variety of narrative and experimental forms. In her most recent work she draws and paints images directly on film stock, a technique known as direct animation. Her experimental films explore relationships between surface, representation, and rhythm.

Her animation work has screened at numerous festivals including Annecy, Ottawa International Animation Festival, and the Ann Arbor Film Festival. In addition, she is the co-director of the short film Traffic Stop for POV, which was recently nominated for an Emmy.



Gina Kamentsky worked in the Cheney studio.

Cheney Studio was given to MacDowell by Mrs. Benjamin P. Cheney and Mrs. Karl Kauffman. Like Barnard Studio, Cheney is a low, broadly massed bungalow. Sited on a steep westward slope, its porches are supported on wooden posts and fieldstone with lattices. Although it still retains its appealing character, the original design of the shingled building…

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