Malic Amalya

Malic Amalya is a queercore filmmaker working in 16mm celluloid and digital video. His films take place in overgrown wreckages, decaying fauna, and abandoned buildings. Forms, sounds, signifiers, and narratives deteriorate and then reform. Solitude provokes scrutiny. Estrangement breaks way to fantastical relation.

Malic's films have screened widely, including in the TIE Cinema Exposition in Montreal and Milwaukee, the Onion City Experimental Festival in Chicago, Periwinkle Cinema at ATA in San Francisco, Dirty Looks: On Location in NYC, and MIX NYC. In 2016, Malic's film "Magnetic Resonance" won an Audience Choice Award at the San Francisco Crossroads Film Festival. The San Francisco Bay Guardian honored him with the 2014 GOLDIE Award in Film. In 2012, Malic's film Gold Moon, Sharp Arrow won Best Experimental Film at the Northwest Filmmakers' Festival. 

Malic's essay "The One the Photographer Makes Use of: An 8mm Ethnography of Home Movies and their Queer Counterparts" recently appeared in Dirty Looks, Volume One (2016), the auxiliary publication of the New York and Los Angeles-based queer film and performance series of the same name. Malic curates INFRARED: New Visions from the Queer Avant-Garde, which screens annually in Twist: The Seattle Queer Film Festival, and has also traveled to NYC, Philladelphia, and CCA. 

Originally from Vermont, Malic lives and works in Oakland.

Adjunct Professor, First Year

BA, Hampshire College; MFA, University of Illinois, Chicago; MA, San Francisco Art Institute