Julie Ludwig is a documentary filmmaker and cinematographer from the swamps of Florida. Her work explores geographies of oppression and the complex political realities of social movements through deep observation and visual experimentation.
Julie studied Cinematography at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, where she crafted a style that fuses cinematic imagery with documentary subjects. With a deep commitment to addressing injustice through aesthetic intervention, Julie became a collective member and later Program Director at video art collective Paper Tiger Television. She led the effort to preserve and archive its collection of over 300 episodes of subversive, irreverent public access television, and produced videos amplifying the perspectives of marginalized voices and grassroots struggles. Julie is also the co-founder of Reels for Radicals, a film series bringing together filmmakers, activists, and audiences to confront urgent social issues through community discussions and collaborative analysis.
Julie's work has been screened at MIT List Visual Arts Center, as part of a guerrilla projection on the facade of New Museum, galleries and art spaces across New York City, and at film festivals in the U.S. and around the world. Julie is currently one half of KANTA Collaborative, working on film and new media projects visualizing environmental landscapes on a geologic time scale and dissecting the biopolitics of American immigration policy at the border.
Exhibitions - Group Shows
2017 State of Emergency, New Museum Facade
2017 Civil Disobedience, MIT List Visual Arts Center
2021 Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival
2021 Big Muddy Film Festival
2020 ULTRA Cinema
2020 Moviate Underground Film Festival
2020 Green Screen Film Festival
2020 Copenhagen Short Film Festival
2017 SF Urban Film Festival
2016 Sidewalk Film Festival
2013 FAMU Fest