Julia Parks is an artist filmmaker exploring the different relationships between landscapes, plants, people and industry. She works with experimental documentary forms often using 16mm film, archival footage, poetry and song. 

As a recipient of the Film London Artist Moving Image FLAMIN Fellowship in 2020/21, Julia made Seaweed, a short film that explores the relationship between people and seaweed in Northern Scotland. Funded by Arts Council England, the film premiered at Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival in April 2022, screening alongside her previous films Haaf (2020), Workington Red (2019), and Solway Steel and Cyclamen (2019).

Julia grew up and lived for most of her life in West Cumbria. In 2022 she took part in a 6-month residency with Alchemy Film & Arts in Hawick as part of their The Teviot, the Flag and the Rich, Rich Soil programme. The four new films she made premiered at the Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival in April 2023 & screened at Edinburgh International Film Festival with upcoming showings at Brazier International Film Festival & Open City Documentary Festival in September 2023.

Photograph by Chuck Whiteread, Carlisle, 2023