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Ingrid Stobbe is a Visual Media Artist and Educator whose work includes both narrative and experimental pieces that embrace the artistic medium as a vital component of effective storytelling. Her interests engage the incongruence between self-identity and perception while investigating the most effective manner to convey meaning in artistic dialogue. Finding expression in film, paint, or writing, these stories exist at the intersection of genres, asking engagement from viewers as the art preserves the unique properties of included media, commenting on form and its implications in storytelling.

Ingrid's experimental films have been awarded, screened, and exhibited nationally and internationally, in venues such as the Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture, the Anthology Film Archives, and 
International Encounters Traverse. Her writing has been published widely, including Mantra Wellness Magazine, Psychology Tomorrow and The Glossary, while s
elect paintings were chosen for "The Art Edit," Condé Nast's curated advertorial independent artist showcase in House & Garden, UK. Currently she is in production on the upcoming personal film The Dog Star, an autobiographical examination of the effects of time and location on adult perceptions of self amidst invisible disability.

Her recent book, The Filmmaker's Guide to Creatively Embracing Limitations, is a democratic and multifaceted approach to realistic cinematic experiences. Co-authored with William Pace, the book was part of the Best of Literary Boston 2023 (Grubstreet), featured author events at Porter Square Books as well as The Coolidge Corner Theatre, and is available through multiple outlets (Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2023). Her upcoming book, The Camera is You: Medium, Identity, and the Moving Image in Personal Filmmaking, details a specific approach to filmmaking that developed over time in response to exclusionary practices in cinema. The text investigates the complex record of the moving image by examining historical and contemporary instances in which genres, persons, and systems were pushed forward while others were held back (Bloomsbury Publishing Inc., 2025).

Ingrid is an Associate Professor of Film at Lesley University's College of Art + Design in Cambridge. She is an advisor to the board of Women in Film & Video New England, an editorial board member of the Journal of Film & Video, and previously served on the Marketing Committee for the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women. She has comprehensive experience designing curricula for the visual arts, and her pedagogy has been internationally recognized - most recently including the 2021 Best-In-Track award at OLC Innovate, and the 2020 University Film and Video Association Award of Teaching Excellence. She additionally advises tenure track and full time academic applications, and regularly speaks at various institutions about media production's evolving landscape, and its broader social impact.


MFA, Visual and Media Arts, Emerson College
BA, Communication and Theatre Arts, John Carroll University

Innovation Women
University Film & Video Association

Journal of Film & Video, Editorial Board Member

Women in Film & Video New England, Board Member
United States National Committee for UN Women
, Marketing Committee








Radical Forms: Political, Personal, Poetic. Emerson College, Boston, MA, 2024
Cutlog Artists Moving Image X Society of Scottish Artists at the Open SSA + VAS, 2020

Darkroom Film Festival, London, United Kingdom, 2020

Lisbon Film Rendezvous International Showcase, Lisbon Art Center & Studios, Cais Rocha Conde de Óbidos, Lisbon, Portugal, 2020 

Another Experiment by Women Film Festival Screening Series, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY, 2020

XXIIIèmes Rencontres Internationales Traverse, Toulouse, France, 2020
Semi-Finalist, International Moving Image Festival, Abadan, Khuzestan Province, Iran, 2019
Starlight Film Awards, Hyderabad, Telangana, India, 2019

Pop Up Anthology, James Ward Mansion, Westfield, NJ, 2019

The Lift-Off Global Network Sessions, Iver, England, United Kingdom, 2019

MOHA Short Film Night, Budapest, Hungary, 2019

The Film Collective Independent Film Awards, Philadelphia, PA, 2019

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, Scotland, United Kingdom, 2019

Katra Film Series, New York, NY, 2018

Interbay Cinema Society's Engauge Experimental Film Festival, Seattle, WA, 2018
Semi-Finalist, LA Cinefest, Los Angeles, CA, 2018
West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival, Morgantown, WV, 2018

SOMA Film Festival, Maplewood, NJ, 2018

Yoni Fest, Boston, MA, 2016
American Movie Awards Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA, 2015
SENE Film, Music and Art Festival, Providence, RI, 2013
Cinekink Film Festival, New York, NY, 2013


LA+D Faculty and Staff Exhibition, Lunder Arts Center, 2021
"Film As Monument," In Association with LA+D's Office of Community Engagement, Exhibitions, and Sponsored by WIFVNE and BLAA, Lunder Arts Center, Cambridge, MA, 2021
193rd RSA Annual Exhibition: "Open Art: SSA + VSA;" Society of Scottish Arts and Visual Arts Scotland,

The Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, 2019 - 2020
Show Your World Exhibition, Gallery MC, New York, NY, 2018

Video Dimensions Exhibition, Lunder Arts Center, Cambridge, MA, 2017
Give Luck a Chance Consortium, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, 2012

"Death at a Funeral" + Panel Discussion with Frank Oz and William R. Pace, Seton Hall University, 2024
"Cinematic Themes in Sophia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides," Coolidge Corner Theatre Education Seminar, 2024
"Restrictions as Springboards to Creativity," Author Event, The Boston Public Library, Jamaica Plain Branch, 2024

"Little Shop of Limitations: Making a 1-Ton Plant Sing," Panel Discussion with Frank Oz, William Pace and Billy Thegenus, The Coolidge Corner Theatre, 2023

"The Filmmaker's Guide to Creatively Embracing Limitations," Porter Square Books multimedia presentation, 2023
"The Filmmaker's Guide to Creatively Embracing Limitations," co-presenter with Bill Pace, 77th University Film & Video Association Conference, Georgia Southern University, 2023

"Strengthening Interpersonal Communication Skills in the Virtual Space" encore presentation, College of the Florida Keys, 2022
Moderator, "Conversations on Careers," with Sarah Lima, feat. Tim Mangini, Hilary Finkel Buxton, Alison Cupples, National Boston, 2022
"Accessibility Programming Through Inclusivity," co-creator with Hogan Seidel and Gabby Sumney, 75th University Film & Video Association Conference, 2021
"Strengthening Interpersonal Communication Skills in the Virtual Space" encore presentation, Online Learning Consortium Innovate Best-In-Track Webinar Series, 2021

"In Conversation with Carrie Van Horn," Film As Monument, WIFVNE + LA+D Monument Speaker Series, 2021

"Ideas to Screen" with Raquel Cepeda, Ann Koch, and Giedrė Žickytė, Salem Film Fest and WIFVNE Live Stream, 2021
"Strengthening Interpersonal Communication Skills in the Virtual Space," Online Learning Consortium Innovate Conference, 2021
"Visual Language in Creative Communication," Introductory Honors Seminar with Paul Lauritzen, John Carroll University, 2020
Moderator, For the Love of Rutland (Hot Docs, Atlanta Intl.), dir. J. Maytorena Taylor, Boston Women's Film Festival, 2020
"Portraits of Artists as Young People," Conceptual Development with Paul Turano, Emerson College, 2020

"Strengthening Interpersonal Communication Skills in the Virtual Space," Women in Film & Video New England, 2020

"Building the Effective Professional Development Workshop for Students," 74th University Film & Video Association Conference, 2020
Rising From The Tsunami, dir. H. Robert & J. Perrin, Salem Film Festival, 2020
Moderator, Women in Blue (PBS, Independent Lens), dir. D. Fishel, Salem Film Festival, 2020
"Art & Design in the Post-COVID Age," LA+D Discourse Series, 2020

"Media and Social Impact," The Murrow Symposium, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 2020
"Networking with the Pros," Event Designer and Moderator, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, 2020
"Experimental Filmmaking Workshop," The Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Cambridge, MA, 2019
"Cool Women, Hot Jobs," The Young Women's Leadership School, Astoria, NY, 2019
"Being Creatively Limited," co-creator with William Pace, 73rd University Film & Video Association Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 2019

"Angles in Storytelling," Lesley University College of Art + Design, Cambridge, MA, 2019

"The Bauhaus Transcended, Co-Design & Panel Structure, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, 2019
"Filmmaking and Social Impact," Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 2018

"Teaching Filmmaking Genre: Differences & Similarities," Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, 2017
"Avant-garde Filmmaking and Editing," Harvard University Extension School, Cambridge, MA, 2016
"16mm Experimental Filmmaking & The Bolex Camera," Emerson College, Boston, MA, 2015
"Screenwriting and Video Production," Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick, RI, 2013

"Experimental Media," Cambridge Community Television, Cambridge, MA, 2012


Forthcoming: The Camera is You: Medium, Identity and the Moving Image in Personal Filmmaking, Bloomsbury Publishing, Inc., 2025
The Filmmaker's Guide To Creatively Embracing Limitations; Co-Author William Pace, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2023
"Creating Play in a Time of Pandemic: Can Humor Promote Inclusivity in the Online Space?" EDIT Media
, November, 2020

"Dinosaur Girls," Mantra Wellness Magazine, Autumn, 2020 Print ed.
"Orange," Soanyway Magazine, Vol 2 Issue 5, 2020
"The Art Edit," House & Garden, UK, October, 2019 Print ed.

"Orange," Palaver Journal, Spring, 2019 ed.

"Taking Time to Know Yourself," The Glossary, 2018

“In Defense of Story,” Yoni Fest, 2016
“The Navigated Space: Female Filmmakers," Yoni Fest, 2016

“The New 29,” Psychology Tomorrow, 2014
“Internet Dating Revamped," Psychology Tomorrow, 2014

“Where the Sidewalk Ends,” Coffee Meets Bagel, 2014
“Date for Yourself,” Coffee Meets Bagel, 2014
“The Pseudo-Reality of Online Dating,” Coffee Meets Bagel, 2014
"The Double Dot,” Coffee Meets Bagel, 2014
“A Boy Named Boob,” Coffee Meets Bagel, 2014

“The Role of the Individual in the Modern Renaissance,” Reflections of the First Year Seminar, 2005


"Unlimited Creativity with Limited Resources," John Sullivan, 2023

"The Loop Lab: Empowering a New Media Arts-Centered Generation, Wicked Local, 2021
"Loop Lab Partnership Opens Opportunities for BIPOC Students," Lesley University, 2021

"Lesley University College of Art + Design Makes Agreement with the Loop Lab," Wicked Local, 2021

"Online Learning Consortium Hosts Summer Webinar Series to Better Prepare Education Community for Fall 2021," Cision Newswire, 2021
"Ultimate Safe Movie Ticket: ‘Film as a Monument’ exhibit screens in open air on the side of a church," The Cambridge Day, 2021

"Lesley Digital Filmmaking Professor Wins International Teaching Award," August, 2020  
International Encounters Traverse, S. Dompeyre, Summer, 2020 ed.
"WIFVNE Welcomes New Board Member Ingrid Stobbe," Women in Film & Video New England, 2019

"Movies at the Mansion," Best of New Jersey, 2019

"Meet The Filmmakers," Pop Up Anthology, 2019

"Two Film Festivals Focus on Diversity," Bklyner, 2018

"Showcasing Work By Underrepresented Communities," Bklyner, 2018

"The Thought-Provokers: Meet Ingrid Stobbe," Boston Voyager Magazine, Fall 2018


Recipient of The Massachusetts Cultural Council Cultural Sector Pandemic Recovery Grant for Individuals, 2023
Recipient of Lesley University Faculty Development Grant, 2023
The Online Learning Consortium Best-In-Track: Process, Problems and Practices, 2021

The University Film and Video Association Award of Teaching Excellence, 2020
The Ralph Bradley Prize, In coordination with the Office of Community Outreach, Digital Filmmaking for

The College of Art & Design Recipient, 2020
Lesley University Faculty Development Travel Grant, 2020
Best Produced Screenplay, American Movie Awards, 2015


The Dog Star, (pre-production), analogue, digital, paint, 2024

Orange, 5 minutes, digital, handwriting, 2018
Train, 8 minutes, digital, 2017
After Image, 13 minutes, VHS, 2016
Get It Together, 39 minutes, digital, 2013
The Brain Reconstructs the Pixellate Map, 12 minutes, 8mm, digital, animation, 2012
Vibes, 11 minutes, Red Cow Entertainment, digital, 2011

Music, 3 minutes, animation, 2011
A Title Sequence, 2 minutes, animation, 2011
Bodybuilding, 3 minutes, animation, 2011
Digital Chamber Apparatus, 4 minutes, digital, 2011
Language Barrier, 2 minutes, soundscape, 2011
Story of Words, 2 minutes, animation, 2010

A Celluloid Process, 2 minutes, animation, 2010
The Monkey Movie, 4 minutes, archival footage, 2010

Androbounce, 4 minutes, soundscape, 2010
The Nature of Sound, 3 minutes, digital, 2010
A Four/Five Bleed, 5 minutes, 16mm, 2009
Vois Trois Fois, 3 minutes, 16mm, 2009

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Starlight Film Awar
Semi Finalist - Los Angeles CineFest - 2
OFFICIAL SELECTION - The Film Collective
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Katra Film Series -
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Darkroom Film Festi
SEMI FINALIST - International Moving Fil
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Alchemy Film and Mo
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Lisbon Film Rendezv
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Another Experiment
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Cinekink Film Festi
OFFICIAL SELECTION - American Movie Awar
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