Elliot Montague is a transgender experimental and fictional narrative filmmaker. His films explore the nuances of transgender and queer narratives through engagement with familial relationships, the complexities and failures of language, and haunted rural landscapes. Elliot’s work has shown at the Media Arts Festival in Osnabruck, Germany, the DOKMA festival in Maribor, Slovenia, the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, the Paris Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival, the Tribeca Film Festival and the Anthology Film Archives in New York, and the Dashanzi Arts Festival in Beijing, China, among others. He is a recipient of the Princess Grace Award for his MFA graduate thesis film at the University of California, San Diego and of the Special Projects Grant also from the Princess Grace Foundation for his multimedia collaborative project, WREST. He was recently the guest director on Rhys Ernst's documentary series, We've Been Around.
Elliot teaches film production at Amherst College and has taught at the Tribeca Film Institute and Urban Arts Partnership in New York City, Inner City Arts and Artworx LA in Los Angeles, the Maine Media Workshops and College in Rockport, Maine, and at the University of California, San Diego Department of Visual Arts. His film work is partially distributed through Women Make Movies in New York City and Video Data Bank in Chicago.
2017 Interview with FemeXFilmArchive