Elliot Montague

  • Assistant Professor of Film Production
Elliot Montague

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Elliot Montague's films explore the nuances of trans and queer narratives through engagement with familial relationships, spirits, and rural landscapes. His work has contributed significantly to the current wave of "New Trans Cinema." Over the past two decades, Montague's films have received international recognition at dozens of festivals and museums, including the Media Arts Festival in Osnabruck, Germany, the Tribeca Film Festival, the Anthology Film Archives in New York, and the Dashanzi Arts Festival in Beijing, among others. Montague is a twice recipient of the prestigious Princess Grace Award from the Princess Grace Foundation and his films are partially distributed through Women Make Movies and Video Data Bank.
 
Montague's recent film, Light on a Path, Follow, (executive producer Patrisse Cullors) tells the story of a Latinx transmasculine pregnant person who is guided by a birthworker spirit in 1990s rural Massachusetts (Pucumtuck and Nipmuck territories). This work was presented as part of the Trans*Revolutions Virtual Symposium, hosted by Barnard Center for Research on Women. This virtual symposium featured artist-activists whose work is inspired by and engaged in imagining trans* and genderqueer histories, performances, identities, and aesthetics.

Areas of Expertise

Screenwriting and video production with an emphasis on narrative and experimental genres

Education

  • M.F.A., University of California-San Diego
  • B.F.A., Hampshire College

Recent Awards

Light on a Path, Follow, has screened at nearly two dozen film festivals and events since the beginning of the pandemic and was awarded Best of Show: Short Films at the Boston LGBTQ Film Festival. Read a review of the film and an interview with The New Current.

Recent Honors

Presented his recent film, Light on a Path, Follow, as part of the Trans*Revolutions Virtual Symposium, presented by Barnard Center for Research on Women. This virtual symposium featured artist-activists whose work is inspired by and engaged in imagining trans* and genderqueer histories, performances, identities, and aesthetics.

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