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Amy Guggenheim

Adjunct Associate Professor - CCE

Amy Guggenheim looks directly at the camera with a slight smile. She is standing in front of a white wall with painting hanging from it. There is a window visible to her right

Amy Guggenheim is a visual filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. Her films, installation, and multimedia work use resonant imagery in pared down emotionally charged stories to explore themes of desire, authenticity, culture, and consciousness. Called ‘haunting’, ‘adventurously imaginative’ and ‘visceral, poetic’, her work has been presented at Festivals and other venues in The U.S., Latin America, Europe and Asia, such as The Anthology Film Archives, La Mama, Etc., The Georges Pompidou Center, Nottingham and Havana International Festivals, etc.
She has been widely supported by organizations such as The New York State Council on the Arts, The United States Information Agency Cultural Specialist, American Embassy Travel Grant, The Japanese Chamber of Commerce, The Banff Center, and The Mellon Fund. Her writing has been published in the US, Italy and Serbia, and recently garnered recognition from The Screencraft and Wildsound Screenplay Competitions. She is a Fulbright Fellow, an Asian Cultural Council Fellow. Amy is a third Dan Kendo Player, and a tenured adjunct instructor at Pratt Institute’s Undergraduate/Graduate Program. Her dramatic feature script “When Night Turns To Day” about the ancient martial art of Kendo, is in development in 2021. Her film Blindsight has been featured in Festivals internationally including Goa, India; Zagreb, Croatia; N.Y.C., USA; Salerno, Italy; etc.

MA NYU, Performance Writing, 1987, NYU – Gallatin Division