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Lori Felker

Associate Professor, Film, Video, Animation and New Genres

Director, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival

(414) 559-5266
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BA, English (Concentration in Film Studies, Minor in German), Indiana University of Pennsylvania
MFA, Film, Video, New Media, Animation, School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Lori Felker is a filmmaker, teacher, programmer, and performer.  Her films celebrate the ineloquent, oppositional, frustrating, chaotic qualities of human interaction.  She has made work in a variety of forms including, experimental film, video installation, music video, documentary, and fiction.  Her short films and one feature documentary have screened internationally at festivals including Rotterdam, Slamdance, Ann Arbor Film Festival, BAMcinemaFest, EXiS in Korea, Festival du nouveau cinema in Montreal and Kinodot in Russia. She loves every facet of filmmaking and has worked as a cinematographer, editor, and/or actor for various artists and directors and has programmed for the likes of the Chicago Underground Film Festival, Slamdance, and Roots & Culture Gallery in Chicago.  She is a recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Grant, a Wexner Center Residency, a Brico Forward Fund and a Fulbright (Berlin, 2000).


Recent Work

  • FUTURE LANGUAGE: The Dimensions of VON LMO by Lori Felker (2018)