Traci Hercher is an experimental filmmaker, programmer, and educator from Illinois. Her work explores an array of subject matter including the boundaries of human perception and communication, the nature of the mediated experience, and the systemic via the personal. She holds an MFA in Film and Video Production from the University of Iowa Department of Cinematic Arts where she was awarded the Iowa Arts Fellowship in 2016. In 2018, She received the Non-fiction Shorts Prize from Northampton Film Festival in Massachusetts for her film, Diana, as well as a Hemera Contemplative Fellowship for Artists. Her films have screened internationally at festivals and venues including San Diego Underground Film Festival, Experiments in Cinema, Process Festival, Revolutions per Minute Festival, AcreTV.org, Artists’ Television Access, the Nightingale, and the Poetics and Politics Documentary Research Symposium at the University of California, Santa Cruz.