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Amy Bench

Breaking Silence

Amy Bench is a cinematographer and filmmaker whose work spans documentary and fiction films. As a cinematographer her credits include "Trans in America" (Emmy, 2019), "Uprooted" (HBO Max, 2021), "Bad at Dancing" (Silver Bear, Berlinale, 2015), "Holy Hell" (Sundance, 2016) and "Running with Beto" (SXSW, 2019). Her camera work has won an Emmy, 2 Webby awards, and has screened at festivals including Berlin, SXSW, Sundance, The New York Film Festival, and at MOMA/PS1. Upcoming feature cinematography includes collaborations with Julie Cohen (RBG, Julia), Daresha Kyi (Chavela), Michael Tully (Ping Pong Summer), and Gretchen Stoeltje (Bionic Beauty Salon).

Her 2019 film "A Line Birds Cannot See" won a Special Jury Award at SXSW and is currently featured online on The New Yorker.

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Events featuring Amy Bench
Events featuring Amy Bench