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Mar 29, 2008

Ellen Lake is a documentary filmmaker, sculptor, and installation artist from Oakland. CA.

She received her MFA from Mills College in Oakland, California in 2002, where she studied sculpture, film and video, and installation.

She has worked on an extensive group of experimental documentary short films about collecting, including Trina's Collections and Ann's Hoard.

Her films, sculptures, and installations have been been screened at in the San Francisco Bay area at New Langton Arts, The Exploratorium, Pacific Film Archives, Other Cinema, and the San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, in addition to the Echo Park Film Center and Midnight Special Bookstore in LA, and The Pioneer Theater in NYC.

She was the recipient of the 2005 Bay Area Video Coalition Mediamaker award, which is a competitive, in-kind grant of post-production, new media services, and certified training classes, awarded to filmmakers in the San Francisco Bay area each year to help them complete public media projects.