About Melissa Edmon


I am an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose career spans over

23 years.  I have experience with Directing, Editing and Cinematography .


​My documentary Gibtown, received several awards and screenings in various film

festivals including the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Full Frame

Documentary Film Festival and the South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival.  

Gibtown was nationally broadcast in the U.S. and also inducted into the Museum of Broadcasting in Chicago.


My latest project, Steam Machines was accepted into the "Short Film Corner" of the Cannes Film Festival in France, the Berlin Independent Film Festival in Germany, The Byron Bay International Film Festival in Australia, the New Mexico Women in Film Fiesta and the SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival in the U.S.  Steam Machines  won a "Silver with Distinction" at the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography Iris Awards 2012, and was also a solo exhibition  at The Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Currently I am teaching cinema studies and video storytelling at the Santa Fe University of Art & Design.  Previously I have taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York, Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and UCOL School of Photography, Arts and Design in New Zealand.






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