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Nancy Salzer

Nancy Salzer
Visiting Lecturer
East 120

Nancy Salzer's non-fiction and essay films & videos have screened internationally at festivals, museums, universities, as well as at conferences and community groups on topics including gentrification, motherhood & the law.

Works include: Excerpts From the Mother TapesSurvival of a Small City; Once Every Six Miles; Towards the Memory of a Revolution.

Recent screenings: The Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (exhibit:The Housing Question); The New Foundation, Seattle; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (exhibit Not Yet: On the Reinvention of Documentary).

Other selected screenings include: San Francisco Art Institute Cinematheque; Black Maria Film Festival, Harvard Film Archive; Museum of Modern Art (NYC); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; DIA Foundation (exhibit: If You Lived Here); Festival dei Popoli (Florence), National Film Board of Canada, Margaret Mead Film Festival, Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center.

MFA, Massachusetts College of Art & Design; BA, Creative Writing and English, Columbia University
Professional Experience: 

Nancy has taught screenwriting (focus: short form narrative), filmmaking, and film studies at UC Irvine, Emerson College, Wellesley College, Harvard, Tufts University.

Awards and Honors

  • Marian & Jasper Whiting Fellowship for College Faculty
  • Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute Fellowship (now Radcliffe Institute), Screenwriting
  • Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship, CalArts