Fern Silva (b. 1982, USA/Portugal), is an artist who began working as an editor and cameraman in New York. While his early films addressed his relationship with Portugal, he later broadened his focus to highlight the influence of industry on culture and the environment on a global level. For more than a decade, his 16mm films have been screened in numerous festivals, museums and cinematheques. His work has won awards at the Images Festival (Jury Award), the Ann Arbor Film Festival (Gus Van Sant Award), the 25FPS Festival (Grand Prize), and most recently the Agora Award for Post-Production at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival. His work has been featured in publications such as Cinema Scope, Filmmaker Magazine and Film Comment. He has taught film at various institutions such as the University of Illinois at Chicago, Bard College and Bennington College. He studied film at Massachusetts College of Arts and Bard College and is a member of the Film Study Center at Harvard University.