Leann Erickson

125 Annenberg Hall, 2020 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
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Leann Erickson is Professor of film and video production in the Film and Media Arts department and has been an independent video and filmmaker for over 30 years. Her work has appeared on public and cable television and in media and art galleries, and has won national and international recognition in video and film festivals. Titles include Experimental Videos: Folk Songs (2007), hours, minutes, seconds, frame (1999) and Essential Things (1997). Animation works include Fun Days with Jake (2002) and bees, a documentary (2001). Documentary work includes Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII (2010), Neighbor Ladies (2005) and From One Place to Another: Emma Goldman Clinic Stories (1996). Professor Erickson’s work has been screened at international film festivals, including Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival (Toronto, Canada), Oberhausen International Short Film Festival (Germany), Feminale International Women’s Film Festival (Cologne, Germany), Women in the Director’s Chair (Chicago) and L’immagine Leggera: Palermo International Videoart, Film, and Media Festival (Italy). She is a recipient of regional and national production grants for her work from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Jerome Foundation and the Leeway Foundation. Most recently she was awarded a residency as part of the Peaked Hill Trust, Cape Cod, MA.

Recent Work:

  • Awarded a Temple University Summer Fellowship (2012) for the development of “The Computer Wore Heels,” an interactive iBookApp to accompany the documentary Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII (2010).
  • Since September 2010, Professor Erickson has been on a national tour with her documentary Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII (2010). The film has screened at more than 30 venues nationwide, is being distributed by PBS and is streaming at Netflix.com.
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