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Poster for RPM Fest presents Stacey Steers

RPM Fest presents Stacey Steers

Coming on November 2

Run Time: 90 min.

Post screening Q&A with Stacey Steers and Shira Segal

Stacey Steers’ films are created from thousands of handmade works on paper, whether collages or individually-painted drawings. Her process is both labor-intensive and intuitive. She spends several years creating artwork for each film, typically eight distinct, unique images for every second of animation. Over time, these images become a formal record of an ongoing and obsessive engagement with an original idea, through all its transformations. 

Steers’ animated short films have screened widely throughout the U.S. and abroad, and have received numerous awards. Her films have been included in the Sundance FF, Telluride FF, New Directors New Films (New York), Rotterdam IFF, Locarno IFF and screened at the National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), and MoMA. 

Stacey Steers is known for her process-driven, labor-intensive animated films composed of thousands of handmade works on paper. Her recent work employs images appropriated from early cinematic sources, from which she constructs original, experimental narratives.

Recently Steers has expanded her work to include collaborative installations that join invented, three-dimensional production elements with film loops, creating a new context for experiencing her films. Steers’ installation work has been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery, (Washington, D.C.), the Denver Art Museum, and the Hamburger Kunsthalle in Hamburg, Germany, among other venues and has been collected widely.

Stacey Steers is a recipient of major grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, Creative Capital and the American Film Institute. She was the focus of a major retrospective at the 2015 Annecy Festival of Animation in Annecy, France and received the Brakhage Vision Award at the 2012 Denver IFF. Steers is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She lives and works in Boulder, Colorado.


Phantom Canyon
2006 | 10:00 | 35mm | black and white | stereo sound

1999 | 11:00 | 35mm | color | stereo sound

Night Hunter
2011 | 15:30 | 35mm to HD | color | stereo sound

Edge Of Alchemy
2017 | 19:00 | 35mm to 4K | color |stereo sound

As Evening Falls
excerpt, 2022 | 5:00| 4K | color | temporary sound

Revolutions per Minute Festival (RPM Fest) is dedicated to short-form poetic, personal, experimental film, essay film, animation, documentary, video and audiovisual performance, and is co-hosted by Art and Art History Department and Cinema Studies at UMass-Boston, Brattle Theatre in Cambridge & Harvard FAS CAMLab.

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still image from 'Edge'

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