Emma Piper-Burket is a visual artist, filmmaker, and writer working in fiction, non-fiction, and collected media. Her work is process-based and research driven, incorporating social trends, ancient history, science, politics, ephemera, and the natural world into her creative practice. She was recently an Ebert Fellow for Film Criticism at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, a resident artist at Marble House Project in Vermont, and participated in the Oberhausen Seminar in Germany. Her latest documentary, Dream City, is currently available on Fandor; her films have been exhibited internationally and include screenings at Anthology Film Archives, The Armory Center for the Arts and Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival. Her writing frequently appears in Reverse Shot, and RogerEbert.com. She holds an MFA in Cinema and Digital Media from FAMU in Prague, and a BA in Arabic and Classical Studies from Georgetown University.
  • Director (10 Credits)
    If the edges start to hurt2019
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
    The Lilac Game2019
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
    Iraq bans farming summer crops as water crisis grows dire2018
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
    Who can shoot a firefly?2018
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
    #bestdirectors2017
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media, Other
    Station Girl2017
    Music Video
    The Man in the Bushes2017
    Experimental, Short
    Dream City2016
    Documentary, Experimental, Other
    An Adventure Collector Comes to Town2015
    Short
    How to Build a Terrarium2013
    Documentary, Short, Student, Other
  • Writer (5 Credits)
    Sweet Relief in Crystal Palace
    Screenplay
    The Man in the Bushes2017
    Experimental, Short
    Dream City2016
    Documentary, Experimental, Other
    An Adventure Collector Comes to Town2015
    Short
    How to Build a Terrarium2013
    Documentary, Short, Student, Other
  • Producer (2 Credits)
    The Man in the Bushes2017
    Experimental, Short
    Dream City2016
    Documentary, Experimental, Other
  • Acting (1 Credit)
    The Man in the Bushes2017
    Experimental, Short
Official Selection
The Lilac Game
Ann Arbor Film Festival
Ann Arbor
2020
Official Selection
The Lilac Game
Engauge Experimental Film Festival
Seattle
2019
Official Selection, Opening Night
The Lilac Game
Imagine Science Film Festival
New York
2019
Official Section Short Film
The Man in the Bushes
IBAFF Festival Internacional de Cine de Murcia
Murcia
2018
Official Selection
The Man in the Bushes
aDifferent Festival
Milwaukee, WI
2018
Official Selection
The Man in the Bushes
Lucca Film Festival & Europa Cinema
Lucca
2018
Official Selection
The Man in the Bushes
The West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival
Morgantown
2018
Official Selection
The Man in the Bushes
London Greek Film Festival
London
2018
Official Selection
The Man in the Bushes
Moviate Underground Film Festival
Harrisburg, PA
2018
Official Selection
#bestdirectors
WNDX Festival of Moving Image
Winnipeg
2017
Screening
Dream City
EXPLODED VIEW microCINEMA
Tucson
2017
Special Screening
Dream City
Winnipeg Underground Film Festival - Banned Series, Part 1 - Iraq
Winnipeg
2017
Screening
How to Build a Terrarium
Short Experimental Documentaries at Anthology Film Archives
New York
2016
Official Selection
How to Build a Terrarium
High Coast International Film Festival
Nordingrå
2016
Official Selection
Dream City
Filmette Film Festival
New York
2016
Official Selection
How to Build a Terrarium
Bideodromo International Experimental Film and Video Festival
Bilbao, Spain
2015
Official Selection
How to Build a Terrarium
Friss Hús Budapest
Budapest
2015
Special Screening
How to Build a Terrarium
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival
Jihlava Czech Republic
2013
Official Selection
How to Build a Terrarium
FAMUfest
Prague, Czech Republic
2013
Official Selection
The Lilac Game
Artifact Small Format Film Festival
Calgary
Official Selection
Who can shoot a firefly?
Moviate
Harrisburg
Videotheque
How to Build a Terrarium
Sheffield Doc/Fest
Official Selection
Who can shoot a firefly?
Artifact Small Format Film Festival
Calgary
Official Selection
If the edges start to hurt
Cosmic Rays
Chapel Hill