CORINA GAMMA, Director / Producer
Corina Gamma is a Swiss born filmmaker and multi-media artist. With her work, she merges documentation and conceptual art, often exploring the relationships between people and their environment. She began her education in Fine Art in Switzerland. After settling in Southern California, she continued her studies at the University of California and completed with a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from the Claremont Graduate University. Throughout her life, Gamma has been drawn to extreme places, whether the fringes of an urban environment or geographically far, uninhabitable places. Between 2009 and 2013 Corina Gamma travelled multiple times to Greenland, where she investigated and produced of her documentary SILA and the Gatekeepers of the Arctic, exploring the many settlements and towns from the southern tip to Greenland’s most northern village Siorapluk. In Spring of 2011, she spent three weeks with renowned Swiss climatologist Dr. Konrad Steffen and his crew on the inland ice sheet at Swiss Camp, a climate research station. SILA and the Gatekeepers of the Arctic gained her several nominations and awards, among them the nomination for “Prix du Soleur” in Switzerland, the nomination for “Best Documentary” at Raindance Film Festival in London and won “Best Documentary” at the Berlin Independent Film Festival. Her previously produced and directed documentary Ties on a Fence won two awards for Best Documentary. Her photographs and experimental installations have been widely exhibited in museums and galleries, such as the Arizona State University Museum Woodbury University, Riverside Art Museum, Museum of Photographic Art San Diego, the Goethe Institute, and the Today Art Museum in Beijing. Currently, Corina Gamma lives in Los Angeles, where she devotes her life toward filmmaking and teaching college level photography.