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Chris Ward

Chris Ward

Documentary Film and Video


Chris is a writer and documentary filmmaker from Philadelphia, PA. His short films have screened at Big Sky, Boston Independent, and Imagine Science Film Festivals, as well as at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City. Before coming to Stanford, Chris worked as a freelance editor, cinematographer and producer where his projects were featured on Netflix, Stereogum and TLC. In addition to his video work, Chris’ writing has appeared in journals such as American Letters and Commentary, Jubilat, and Bateau. Chris comes to documentary filmmaking looking to tell unconventional stories through lyrical means. His interests include archaic technologies and essay films.



The Breitrose Awards by The Enersen Foundation, 2016


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JUNE, 2016
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One filmmaker's quest to understand his father and the record-breaking ocean voyage he made 43 years ago.

Some Forgotten Calculation 

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JUNE, 2015

An exploration into the history of computing and our science fiction past.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2016
Columbus International Film and Video Festival, 2016

Science for the Masses 

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Co-directed by Lauren Knapp
MARCH, 2015

Two citizen scientists challenge the monolith of the scientific industry through their own open source experimentation, all from the comfort of their garage.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Best Student Documentary Under 10 Minutes, Raw Science Film Festival, 2015
Artomatic, 2017
Labocine, 2017
Seattle Transmedia and Independent Film Festival, 2016
InScience Film Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2016
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, 2016
SF Indie Fest, 2016
Imagine Science Film Festival, 2015

Hazzard's Cure 

16mm black and white film

A Heavy Metal drummer and longtime Oakland resident makes art and music while living comfortably outside of society.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

SF DocFest, 2016
Boston Independent Film Festival, 2016
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2016
New Filmmakers, NY- Anthology Film Archives, 2016
Dam Short Film Festival, 2016
Muscatine Independent Film Festival, 2015
Croydon International Film Festival, 2015



June 11, 2016

Free and open to the public.

Cubberley Auditorium
June 11, 2015

free and open to the public

Annenberg Auditorium
March 17, 2015

free and open to the public

Annenberg Auditorium
December 9, 2014

Free and open to the public.

Annenberg Auditorium

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