Denah Johnston

Denah Johnston employs optical printing and hand development in her filmmaking, leaving a certain degree of her process to chance operations. Currently Johnston is exploring various methods of re-photography, sound construction and manipulation in her new works with found footage source materials. Influenced by Stan Brakhage, Maya Deren, Ingmar Bergman, George Kuchar and the writings of William S. Burroughs, she has most recently screened films in Berlin, Boston, Sydney, Chicago, Malaysia and St. Petersburg. Flux received a Juror's Prize for Best Experimental Film in 2004 at the Athens International Film & Video Festival and in 2009 she won Juror's Prize for best Experimental Film for Devil's Dairymaid. In 2010, anomie won best Experimental Film at the Fargo Film Festival.


anomie (2004)
flux (2003)