Marianna Marta Milhorat, MFA
Assistant Professor, Cinema
Marianna Milhorat (she/her) is an American-Canadian filmmaker and artist. She has presented her work at festivals and galleries worldwide, including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Whitechapel Gallery, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Curtocircuíto International Film Festival, Kassel Dokfest, Videonale, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Her work has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the National Film Board of Canada, Finlandia Foundation National, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and Serlachius Residency. Milhorat’s films and videos examine ecology through human and nonhuman relations. Taking extended approaches to nonfiction film, her work pushes form and aesthetic to provoke new ways of seeing and thinking about the current geologic era and to create a more fluid, evolving picture of nature. She is currently in post-production on her debut feature, Nightwatchers, a creative non-fiction film tracking the state of contemporary wildlife conservation through scientists and citizen scientists involved in nocturnal wildlife monitoring efforts. Milhorat previously taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Loyola University, Chicago; the Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago; and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
MFA, Moving Image, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2012
BFA, Film Production, Concordia University, 2007
Moving image arts; Experimental, hybrid, and creative non-fiction film and video; Expanded documentary; Environmental art; Anthropocene studies; Ecofeminism; Sound art