Underground Film Journal

Greta Snider

Greta Snider is a San Francisco-based filmmaker who specializes in experimental nonfiction and uses non-traditional filmmaking tools, such as Flash games, audio CDs and microfiche.

She currently teaches filmmaking at San Francisco State University and many of her short films can be found on the DVD Nomads and No-Zones, a co-production with filmmaker Vanessa Renwick.

Learn more about this filmmaker at her official website.

Watch Streaming Films By Greta Snider:


The Magic of Radio (2001)
Urine Man (2000)
Quarry Movie (1999)
Flight (1997)
Portland (1996)
No-Zone (1993)
Blood Story (1990)
Hard Core Home Movie (1989)


Flight — Greta Snider

Flight by Greta Snider (1997). San Francisco-based filmmaker Greta Snider is primarily known for her unique spin on documentaries. At first glance, Flight may seem like a straight-up experimental film, but reading its official description by Snider shows the work’s documentary essence.

Robert Beck Memorial Cinema: January — May Screenings, 1999

Continuing into 1999 at the Collective Unconscious theater space in NYC, the RBMC — co-programmed by Brian L. Frye and Bradley Eros — went on hiatus for the first week of the year, but resumed on January 12. Below is a list of screenings from then until a May 18 event that celebrated the RBMC’s first full year of existence.

Classic Underground Short Film: Portland

A trip to hell and back is recounted in Greta Snider’s classic underground short film, Portland. Living the ultimate punk lifestyle, a group of friends relive the disaster that was hopping the rails from California to Portland, crashing at a not-so-abandoned house and fighting to reclaim their belongings.

Nomads And No-Zones

Vanessa Renwick and Greta Snider’s shared DVD Nomads and No-Zones from Other Cinema is awesome, totally rocks and you need to get it right now.