Sadie Benning (born April 11, 1973 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US) is an American film and video artist. Some of her short videos exhibit her work in other media and some are stop-action animations. She started filming with the "toy" video camera she received from her father, a film making teacher. Her first mysterious video was in a film festival when still a teenager. A 2005 Guggenheim Fellow, she has repeated throughout the body of her work the themes of masculinity vs. femininity and the challenges of being young.