Imelda Picherit was born in France in 1971 and grew up in Morocco. She returned to her native country and began her studies at the University of "Plastic Arts" in Paris and then moved onto furniture design at the Compagnons du Devoir du Tour de France. A few years later she left for California to study film and video. She received her BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts (now called CCA) in 1999.

After showing her films in many international film festivals, she received two awards for Best Experimental Short (New York Hunter College Student Film Festival, 1999 and New York International Film/Video Festival, 2001). Today she focuses mainly on her photography, drawings and light installations.

Her sources of inspiration are the urban and rural landscapes, people, fashion and cultural differences she comes across during her travels.


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TRACKS photography

Club Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA   07/30/2005

Alliance Française, San Francisco, CA   06/2005

MAXsf, San Francisco, CA   04-05/2005

Club Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA   04/16/2005

Café Clem, Berkeley, CA   02-03/2005

DOVER ST 2 min / 16mm / color / silent / 1999

New York Int’l. Independent Film Festival, New York 09/2001 & L.A screening in 07/2001

Frameline San Francisco Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, CA  06/2001

Intermediate Arts Experimental Film Festival, Minneapolis, MN  05/2001

Reeling Chicago Lesbian & Gay Film/Video Festival, IL  11/2000

PILGFF Pittsburgh Lesbian & Gay Film/Video Festival, PA  10/2000

Ann Arbor University Film/Video Festival, MI  10/2000

ImageOut Rochester Lesbian & Gay Film/Video Festival, NY  10/2000

In Avant-Garde Cinema, NYU  Cantor Film Center, NY 06/2000

Newfest New York Lesbian & Gay Film/Video Festival, NY  06/2000

InsideOut Toronto Lesbian & Gay Film/Video Festival, Canada  05/2000

MadCat Traveling Film Festival, US/Canada Tour 3-6/2000

Hunter College Film/Video Festival, New York, NY 12/1999

MadCat Women’s Film/Video Festival, San Francisco, CA 9/1999

Fine Arts Cinema, Berkeley, CA 5/1999

EMERY 16mm/4min/color/black&white/sound/1999

New York Int’l. Independent Film Festival, NY 09/2001 and LA screening in 07/2001

Fine Arts Cinema, Berkeley, CA 5/1999, 01/2000

Tous Courts Film Festival, Aix-en-Provence, France 12/1999

Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA 10/1999

New York Int’l Independent Film Festival, NY. 09/2001

for Best Experimental, New York, NY. 12/1999

B.F.A. FILM/VIDEO California College Of Arts and Crafts (now CCA), Oakland, CA. 1999