Seeley Björkstén is a student filmmaker and digital artist based in New York City. They are most interested in telling impactful, nonfiction stories through film and regularly incorporate animation and unconventional creativity into their work. Their nonfiction piece "Who I Wasn't" recently won Best Short Experimental Film at the Halicarnassus Film Festival.
Björkstén consistently qualifies for the Dean's List at American University where they study anthropology and film. They studied abroad in Durban, South Africa in high school. And from January through May 2022, they will be in Prague, studying at one of the oldest film schools in the world, FAMU.
Seeley currently manages marketing and social media for the Bushwick Film Festival and is a production assistant for JEMH Enterprises. Additionally, their work can be found at visiblemag.com and riseagainsthate.org.
As someone who believes art has the power to change society for the better, Björkstén aims to use all their creations for activism.
VISIBLE is American University's only LGBTQ+ publication. Throughout my time with VISIBLE, I acted as President, News Editor, and Social Media Manager. Click the image to see my work.