Margaret Rorison

Margaret Rorison is filmmaker, projectionist, educator, and curator from Baltimore, MD. Her work aims to support and preserve contemporary filmmakers and film culture. Her current work focuses on portraiture, memory, and the precarity and beauty of nature. Her work has been exhibited at Anthology Film Archives, Miami PULSE Art Fair, Microscope Gallery, The Museum of The Moving Image, The National Gallery of Art, and The Walker Art Center. Her short films have shown at festivals including The Ann Arbor Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Images Festival, SF CROSSROADS, Open City Documentary Film Festival, & Mono No Aware Cinema Arts Festival.

From 2012-2022, she directed Sight Unseen Screening Series, an experimental film series that brought contemporary filmmakers and curators to Baltimore to present their work. The series brought over 50 notable filmmakers, curators, and artists to Baltimore to present their work, forming partnerships with various Baltimore-based organizations and institutions.

Rorison also works as an audiovisual specialist for the Film Programs at The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and has been teaching filmmaking and photography at various institutions in the Baltimore Area since 2014. She received her BA from UMD, College Park in Creative Writing and Spanish Literature, and an MFA in Photographic & Electronic Media from MICA.