Scott Barley is a British artist and filmmaker from South Wales, UK.

His work has been screened across Europe and The Americas, including The Institute of Contemporary Arts London, BFI Southbank, Sheffield Doc Fest, Doclisboa, Karlovy Vary IFF, Dokufest, EYE Filmmuseum, Vancouver International Film Centre, Museum of Modern Art Rio, Museum of Contemporary Art Buenos Aires, and Fronteira International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival.

His work has been associated with the Remodernist and Slow Cinema movements. His films are primarily concerned with the Anthropocene, nature, cosmology, phenomenology, and mysticism, and have been compared with the sensibilities of Stan Brakhage, Philippe Grandrieux, Béla Tarr, Maya Deren, and Jean Epstein.

His visual practice and research has been used as educational material on undergraduate and postgraduate fine art and film courses at UCLA Arts (University of California, Los Angeles), University of Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle, University of Illinois at Chicago, EICTV (Cuba International School of Film and TV), Winchester School of Art, Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design in Germany, University of Colorado Boulder, and SUNY (State University of New York).

Since early 2015, Barley has exclusively shot his films on an iPhone. His short film, Hinterlands was voted one of the best films of 2016 in Sight & Sound's yearly film poll. His first feature-length work, Sleep Has Her House was released in early 2017, garnering universal acclaim, and winning Best Film - Official Jury award at FRONTEIRA International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival, in Goiânia, Brazil. It was later voted one of the best films of 2017 in Sight & Sound, Senses of Cinema, and The Village Voice film polls.