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Elizabeth Lo is a documentary filmmaker who is interested in finding new, aesthetic ways of exploring the boundaries between species, class, and unequal states of personhood. Her work has been broadcast nationally and showcased at festivals and venues around the world, including the Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, New York Times Op-Docs, Hot Docs, True/False, Laura Poitras' Field of Vision, and PBS' POV.
Elizabeth was named one of the "25 New Faces of Independent Film" by Filmmaker Magazine in 2015, and was featured in the 2015 Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase at Cannes Lion and the 2016 Next Director Award Shortlist in London. Her films include Hotel 22 (2015), Bisonhead (2016), Mother's Day (2017), Notes from Buena Vista (2016), The Disclosure President (2016), Treasure Island (2014), and Last Stop in Santa Rosa (2013). Her documentary, Hotel 22, won a Cinema Eye Award for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking, a Golden Dragon Award for Best Short Film at the Krakow Film Festival in Poland, and has played at over seventy film festivals. She has been nominated for an IDA Documentary Award, and was the inaugural recipient of the 2016 Investigative Fund for Documentary Film Fellowship by the Nation Institute and Ford Foundation.
Elizabeth previously worked as a co-producer and writer on the nonfiction television series, Our America with Lisa Ling (now This Is Life on CNN). She holds a B.F.A. from the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and an M.F.A. from Stanford University.
The Short Films of Elizabeth Lo, a DVD collection released by Video Project, are available for purchase at: