Chassidy David                                       

Chassidy David is a multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker passionate about creating stories that navigate memory, social cognition, and psycho-cinematics. Her work is deeply rooted in exploring the psychology of suppression and the duality between hyper-visibility and hyper-invisibility. Although she often works in the narrative space, Chassidy often employs the foundational techniques of avant-garde and experimental cinema within her work.

Her previous works have been showcased at film festivals such as New York Shorts IFF, IFF Boston, Tallgrass Film Festival, and institutions such as MoMA (New York, NY) and the Museum of Moving Image (Queens, NY). She has also worked as a programmer on Dedza’s omnibus, Who Will Start Another Fire.

Her recent credits include, You Lucky You Got A Mama, Flatbush Misdemeanors, Dead Ringers, and Missing First Period.

She holds her BFA in Film Production from Emerson College.

currently based in: Brooklyn, NY                        

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2016- 2019 BFA in Film Production, Emerson College, Boston, MA 2015  Digital Video, New York State Summer School of the Arts, Oswego, New York 2014  Theatre Arts, The Summer Arts Institute, Queens, New York


2022   Yaya Bey details new album Remember Your North Star, shares “Keisha”, The FADER
2020   21 BIPOC Photographers and Videographers to Commission Your Band Portraits, Music Videos, and More, ADHOC
Students self-fund films in response to limited college support, The Berkeley Beacon

2015   TEENS ON BROADWAY Showcase Set for the Circle in the Square This Month, Broadway World
2015   Photo Flash: CHICAGO's Brandy Norwood Mentors Garden of Dreams' 2015 Talent Show Kid, Broadway World

Selected Exhibitions + Screenings

2023  “We Are Named for Our Ancestors”. Samkofa, Brooklyn, NY
“Missing First Period”. New York Shorts International Film Festival, Witchita, KS
“Missing First Period”. Tallgrass Film Festival, Witchita, KS
“Missing First Period”. IFF Boston (Student Shorts), Boston, MA
2020  “Missing First Period”. Emerson Film Festival, Emerson College, Boston, MA
  “We Are Named for Our Ancestors”. Yes Mom, It’s Supposed to be Weird, Emerson College, Boston, MA,

2016  “Reversal”. In The Making, MoMA, New York, New York
2015   Destroy Everything: Tearing Things Down & Building Things Up, MoMA, New York, New York


2019  Symptoms, Developed Images
2019  Magazine Gold, INDEX

Presentations + Lectures

2021  Visiting Artist Lecture — Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2020  Teaching Artist Lecture — NYSSSA, Alfred, New York
2019  Teaching Artist Lecture — NYSSSA, Alfred, New York

Teaching and Related Experience

2020  Digital Arts Specialist, Media Lab, Madison Square Boys and Girls Club, New York, NY 2020  Instructor, Digital Video, New York State Summer School of the Arts, New York, NY
2019  Teacher Assistant, Digital Video, New York State Summer School of the Arts, New York, NY

Awards + Grants

2021  Outstanding Rising Star, “Missing First Period”, Tallgrass Film Festival, Wichita, KS
Marcia Robbins Wilf Women in Film Award, “Missing First Period”, Emerson Film FestivalBoston, MA
2019  Student Project Grant. Emerson College, Boston, MA
Legislative ResolutionNew York State Senate