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Ella Vance is an Australian-American filmmaker, writer and interactive media-maker living and working in San Francisco, CA. With a background in art film and interactive museum media, Ella’s creative practice is rooted in the use of film and media as an oneiric conduit for self discovery. Her 12 short films take on a variety of structures and themes that explore the inner worlds of each subject, whether real or fictional. Ella uses a variety of mediums to enhance the stories she tells, including: digital video, 16mm, Super8, web-based interactive experiences and audiovisual installations. Ella graduated with a BFA in Filmmaking from Minneapolis College of Art and Design and has had her film work featured in Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival and Side Stories 2019, and Side Stories 2022. Her most recent film, The Ever Hours (2022) is currently on the festival circuit, winning Best LGBTQ+ Film at New York International Film Awards, Finalist for Best Short Film at Boden International Film Festival (Sweden), Finalist for Best Experimental Film at Rome Prisma Awards and Semi-Finalist for Best Short Film at the Paris Women’s Festival.

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