Slovenian born filmmaker and visual artist Nataša Prosenc Stearns moved to Los Angeles on a Fulbright Grant for her MFA at California Institute of the Arts. Her body of work ranges from short and feature films, video art, video installations, experimental films and print media. Her films Souvenir, (released by Cinema Epoch), The Trial of Socrates, (collaboration of 23 filmmakers), Hotel Diary and others, explore innovative strategies in storytelling and visual expression. She is known for creative use of non-gallery spaces and large multi-channel installations.
Nataša's work has been shown in festivals such as SXSW, Oxford Film Festival, Films de femmes Paris, AVIFF Cannes, Brooklyn Film Festival, Chicago Independent Film Festival, Pacific Film Archives Berkeley, RedCat at Disney Music Hall in Los Angeles and at art venues such as Douloun Museum of Art in Shanghai, ARCO Fair in Madrid, Lancaster Museum of Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art and at the Venice Biennale. She is a recipient of the Durffee and Soros Grants in the USA and the Prešeren Fund Award, a Slovenian national award for great achievement in art.
Nataša lives in Venice California and in Ljubljana Slovenia.