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Mitch McCabe is a queer artist, filmmaker and educator whose work spans narrative, nonfiction and experimental film, mining themes of class, politics and identity grounded in their native Midwest. Their short and feature films have screened at Sundance, True/False, New Directors/New Films, Sheffield, Ann Arbor, Camden, Clermont-Ferrand, Winterhür, Edinburgh, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts and New York Film Festivals. Their short films include: PLAYING THE PART (1995), CIVIL WAR SURVEILLANCE POEMS- PART 1 (Camden, TrueFalse, Doc Sheffield 2021), TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN (Sundance, 2007), SEPTEMBER 5:10PM (New York Film Festival, 2000), and HIGHWAY 403, MILE 39 (New York Film Festival, 2000)Their feature HBO documentary YOUTH KNOWS NO PAIN screened at IDFA, Lincoln Center and AFI Silverdocs. A 2019 Sarah Jacobson awardee and past fellow of MacDowell and the Flaherty Seminar, McCabe’s work has been supported by MASS MoCA, NYSCA, Yaddo, LEF, Jerome and Djerassi Foundations. They received their BA in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard College and their MFA from New York University. They live and work between Michigan and Ithaca, New York. McCabe’s latest film, 23 MILE (2024) will premiere at True/False Film Festival. They are working on the full multi-part feature film project of CIVIL WAR SURVEILLANCE POEMS.

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