Discipline: Film/Video

Steven Bognar

Discipline: Film/Video
Region: Yellow Springs, OH
MacDowell Fellowships: 2001, 2004

Steven Bognar is an independent filmmaker and media arts educator. His first film, Personal Belongings, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and screened nationally on the PBS series P.O.V. It won numerous awards, including the Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival, Best First Film at the Ann Arbor Film Festival and the Audience Award for Best Film at the Atlanta Film and Video Festival. His second film, Picture Day, won Best Documentary Short at the Florida Film Festival, screened at the Sundance Film Festival, in numerous film festivals and at the Guggenheim Museum. His third film, Gravel, also premiered at Sundance and screens regularly on the Sundance Channel. Bognar is former assistant professor of media arts at Antioch College and has, for the last 15 years, worked as a filmmaker-in-residence in schools throughout Ohio. Bognar’s work has been funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Soros Documentary Fund, the Creative Capital Foundation, the Ohio Humanities Council, the Ohio Arts Council and Culture Works. He is also a Rockefeller Fellow.



Steven Bognar worked in the Sorosis studio.

Sorosis Studio was funded by the New York Carol Club of Sorosis. The small, masonry studio was designed by F. Winsor, Jr., the architect who also designed Savidge Library (1926) and Mixter Studio (1927). At the time of construction, the large porch on the southeast façade offered a spectacular mountain view that has since been obscured…

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