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Hello, friend! I'm Anna, an American documentarian and video artist. I currently specialize in documentaries about artists and art history, and in creating video pieces that are works of art in themselves.


I have a background in print journalism and worked as arts editor at New Times in San Luis Obispo, California for many years. In 2019, I got my BA in film and art history (minor) from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, USA. In 2023, I earned my MA in documentary filmmaking from the Northern Film School at Leeds Beckett University in Leeds, UK.

In recent years, I've become interested in spectatorship and the act of looking. My short films have explored subjects such as life modeling and experimental self-portraiture. My latest film, Looking at Animals, is an observational documentary filmed in places people go to, well, look at animals.


Grey Gardens Gothic and Melodramatic Undertones, podcast interview, Grey Gardens, 2022

3 PSU film alumni: Where are they now & advice, video interview and article, Inside Portland State, 2022

North Bend Film Festival 2021: Beyond The Void Shorts Block, review of Goitre, Scared Sheepless, 2021

NORTH BEND FILM FESTIVAL 2021: THE BIG SHORTS COMPENDIUM, review of Goitre, 366 Weird Movies, 2021


"Intention and Spontaneity with non-fiction filmmaker Anna Weltner,"artist profile (video), Wacom Experience Center, 2020

"Five Questions with Director Anna Weltner, Author Joni Renee Whitworth and Producer Sean Cumming," interview, Film Pulse Selects, 2018

Screenings &

Goitre, experimental documentary, 2020

Winner, Best Documentary, European Film Festival, November 2021

Official Selection, International Portrait Film Festival, November 2021

Official Selection, Body Positive Film Festival, September 2021

Winner, Audience Award, North Bend Film Festival, July 2021

Honorable Mention, Los Angeles Underground Film Forum, July 2021

Glacier Priest, video art piece, director/editor, 2019

Commissioned for Unravelling World: Quilts of Fire, Flood, Collapse, Erickson Gallery,

April 2019

Top Ten Memories of the Green Chair, experimental short, director/editor, 2018

Official selection, Portland Underground Film Festival, January 2020

Featured on The Art of Autism (website), 2019

Featured on Film Pulse Selects (website), 2018

2nd Place, Slippery Elm Multimedia Poetry Contest, 2018

Selfies for Quilts, documentary short, director/editor, 2018

Official Selection, Santa Teresa International Film Festival, August 2018

Screened at Future Prairie Variety Show, June 2018

The Blind Aviator, experimental short, director/editor, 2017

Official selection, Bechdel Film Festival, Northwest Shorts Program, April 2017

Official selection, Portland Unknown Film Festival, October 2018

Screened at Future Prairie Variety Show, June 2018

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