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Melissa Langer

Melissa Langer

Documentary Film and Video
B.A., History, Carleton College


Melissa was born and raised in Washington, DC.  She holds a BA in History from Carleton College and has worked for the Philadelphia Film Society, the People's Production House, and Creative Time in New York. For the past several years she has made media for permanent museum installations around the country while producing and editing In Crystal Skin, an independent film shot in Bogotá, Colombia, that traces the lives of four individuals challenged by a rare inherited skin disorder. 

She is currently directing My Aleppo,  co-written by a young Syrian family in Pretoria as they attempt to preserve memories of their home city as it is decimated by war. Her short films have screened at Hot Docs, SXSW, and Big Sky.



UFVA Carole Fielding Grant, 2015


Jun 2015
image from the film Treasure Island by Melissa Langer and Elizabeth Lo
Mar 2014
Dec 2013

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Nov 27 2015 | IDFA website
Melissa Langer, 2015 MFA graduate of the Documentary Film and Video Program in the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University, recently won the ARRI IDFA...