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Ramey Newell is an independent filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist based in British Columbia, Canada. Her work engages with ideas relating to biology, ecology, the Anthropocene, human-nonhuman relations, mythologies of the American West, and the discourses of documentary image. Her short films have screened at festivals and in galleries, museums, and other art spaces throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and online, including: the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; Alchemy Moving Image Festival in Hawick, Scotland; Mountainfilm in Telluride, Colorado; SCINEMA International Science Film Festival in Australia; Antimatter [Media Art] in Victoria, Canada; Labocine; and the Green Channel. Ramey’s films have earned awards such as the Jury’s Stellar Award (Grand Prize) at Black Maria Film Festival (2018) and Best Director at Mirror Mountain Film Festival (2017). She was a 2016 Flaherty Seminar Fellow, a 2019 IWFF Labs Fellow, a 2019 Film Farm participant, a 2021 Jackson WILD Fellow and Whistler Film Festival Doc Lab participant, and a 2022 Symbiosis participant at Imagine Science Film Festival. Ramey also teaches film and visual art at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus.