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Ben Balcom

Associate Lecturer, Film


MFA, UW-Milwaukee


Ben Balcom is a filmmaker, educator, and programmer based in Milwaukee, WI. Raised in Illinois, he moved to Milwaukee in 2011 to attend UW-Milwaukee, from which he received an MFA in 2013. Working between 16mm and digital media, Ben makes movies that explore abstract ideas of perception, psychology, and affect. Ben currently works as an associate lecturer at UWM and the technical director for the Milwaukee Film Festival. He is also is a curator and co-founder of Microlights, a pop-up cinema that specializes in presenting experimental cinema.