Grace Patterson is a 23 year old queer filmmaker from the San Francisco Bay Area. Patterson primarily works in video and installation. Her experimental films explore topics such as her grandma’s involvement in the psychic emergence movement of the 1970s, Patterson grappling with her own grief in relation to the Pulse Nightclub Massacre, to her grandpa coping with his recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. Since 2015 she has been directing, editing, and producing short films. Her films have been featured in many film festivals around the world, ranging from the Bright Ideas Film Festival in Berkeley, CA, to the Katalyst Film Event in London. She graduated from Mills College in Spring 2021 with a BA in Art & Technology and a BA in Communication.
Grace Patterson works on the YEMM team (Youth and Emerging Media Makers) and Operations team at BAVC Media. She helps to organize tech and equipment needs for staff and youth filmmakers. Grace Patterson co-leads the Reel Stories Student Board with Sarah Bryant-Cole.
gracepatterson (at) bavc (dot) org