Amy Bench is a cinematographer and filmmaker based in Austin, Texas. She has been twice nominated for the Kodak Excellence in Cinematography Award and won grants from the Texas Filmmaker’s Production Fund, Women in Film- Dallas, and the Department of Education’s Jacob K. Davits Fellowship, and is a member of the Austin Contemporary’s multidisciplinary artist group The Crit Group. She lensed the feature films LOVES HER GUN which premiered at SXSW in 2013, and THE GOLDEN RUT which premiered at the Austin Film Festival in 2016, and the short BAD AT DANCING, which won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in 2015. She is currently in pre-production on her 3rd feature film, and was recently named a “DP on the Rise” by Paste Magazine. Her work has screened worldwide, at festivals including Sundance, Berlin, New York, and MOMA/PS1.
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