"American filmmaker Melika Bass...author of a unique cinema of atmosphere and historical reminiscences...one of the revelations of the Torino Film Festival." (Roberto Manassero, Torino Film Festival).
Melika Bass is the recipient of an Artadia Award, a Media Arts Fellowship from the Illinois Arts Council, an Experimental Film Prize from the 2012 Athens International Film Festival, and the Kodak/Filmcraft Imaging Award from the 2010 Ann Arbor Film Festival. Bass was recently appointed the Spring 2013 Pick-Laudati Artist in Residence at the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, at Northwestern University.
Bass's film work is screened and exhibited in cinemas and art spaces. Recent shows include the Film Society of Lincoln Center, NY; Kino der Kunst, Munich; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (solo exhibition, February 2011); Torino Film Festival, Italy; BFI London Film Festival; Anthology Film Archives, New York; Ann Arbor Film Festival; Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit; Athens International Film Festival; Segal Center for the Performing Arts, Montreal; Hamburg International Film Festival, Germany; and the Split Festival of New Film, Croatia.