Discipline: Film/Video – documentary

Sam Feder

Discipline: Film/Video – documentary
Region: Los Angeles, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2013

Based in Brooklyn, NY, Sam Feder is a multidisciplinary artist exploring interpersonal power dynamics and the politics of media-driven identity. Their directorial debut (Feder identifies as trans and uses gender neutral pronouns), the award winning feature film, Boy I Am, is cited as one of the “10-Must See Gender Documentaries”, in Curve Magazine. Feder’s third feature film, Kate Bornstein Is a Queer & Pleasant Danger had its world premier in March 2014.

Since 2007, Feder has been touring internationally hosting screenings and discussions with their work at film festivals, universities and colleges, museums, and libraries.

Feder has received national grants, fellowships and residencies from: The Jerome Foundation Grant, the RFA Excellence in Filmmaking Grant, Frameline Completion Fund, Crossroads Foundation, Funding Exchange, Astraea Foundation for Social Justice, Illinois Arts Council Grant, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Feder was an ongoing fellow at the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media( 2007-2013) and was granted a 2013 Yaddo residency, and a 2013 MacDowell residency.



Sam Feder worked in the Mansfield studio.

The Helen Coolidge Mansfield Studio was donated by graduates of the Mansfield War Service Classes for Reconstruction Aides. Helen Mansfield helped found the New York MacDowell Club. The small, shingled frame structure with stone foundation was originally fronted on the west side by a neat white picket fence and gate, a garden, and a stone pathway…

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