Discipline: Film/Video – experimental

Masha Vlasova

Discipline: Film/Video – experimental
Region: Atlanta, GA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2024

Masha Vlasova is an award-winning experimental filmmaker. She is based in Atlanta, where she teaches film production at Oxford College of Emory University. She has exhibited and screened her films at Ann Arbor Film Festival, Smack Mellon, Anthology Archives, Abrons Arts Center, the Border Project Gallery in New York City, Vox Populi in Philadelphia, and Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, among others.

Her films have been supported by JUNCTURE Art and Human Rights Fellowship, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, and a Fulbright Fellowship in Filmmaking, among others.

Her recent film Un-Tidal was screened at Ann Arbor Film Festival and Chicago Underground Film Festival, among others, and received awards for Original Concept and Best Celluloid Film at Experimental Film Festival of East Anglia, UK. Her documentary short Her Type screened at Mimesis Documentary Festival, Defy Film Festival, and CURRENTS NEW MEDIA, among other. Her Type won an Audience Choice Award at Burnt Video Art and Experimental Film Festival in 2021.

At MacDowell, Vlasova worked on several film projects, including a direct-on-film 16mm animation. She hand-processed 16mm film and edited on new digital short.



Masha Vlasova worked in the Nef studio.

Nef Studio, the first entirely new studio built after 1937, was donated by esteemed photographer, explorer, author, and MacDowell Fellow Evelyn Steffanson Nef in 1992. Endowed funds for the studio’s maintenance in perpetuity and an annual Fellowship for photographers were given in addition to funds for construction. Mrs. Nef said she had known about MacDowell all her…

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