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Penny Lane

United States / Website


Penny Lane has been making award-winning documentaries and essay films since 2002. Her films have screened at Rotterdam, AFI FEST, The Media That Matters Film Festival, Rooftop Films, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, MoMA's Documentary Fortnight and many other venues. She has been awarded grants from Cinereach, TFI Documentary Fund, LEF Foundation, NYSCA, Experimental Television Center, IFP and the Puffin Foundation. OUR NIXON is her first feature documentary, for which she was awarded several grants and a residency at Yaddo. She is a Creative Capital grantee and was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” in 2012.

2013 Our Nixon (Documentary)
2010 The Voyagers (Documentary short)
2010 How To Write An Autobiography (short)
2009 The Commoners (Documentary short) (co-director)
2008 Sittin' on a Million (Video documentary short) (co-director)
2007 She used to see him most weekends (short)
2007 Men Seeking Women (short)
2007 The Wren (short)
2005 Famous Lunch (short)
2005 Abortion Diaries (Documentary short)
2005 Sometimes I get lossy (short)
2004 We Are The Littletons: A True Story (Video documentary short)
2002 Connect (short)


Our Nixon

Our Nixon (Orig.) / 2013 / United States / 85 min

During Richard Nixon’s presidency, three top White House advisors obsessively filmed all events with Super 8 cameras, not knowing they would all be in prison for Watergate a few years later. OUR NIXON creates an intimate portrait of the presidency through Haldeman, Ehrlichman and Chapin as never seen before.



Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

With this daring motto, playfully ironic visual design and primarily interesting film selection, Visegrad Film Festival presented its programme in Cork, Ireland. How was it, where does it go and why is it actually held in Ireland?

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- 26.9.2016 -

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

The interest in all things Asian is growing faster than capital markets in the global world. That goes for documentary films as well. The contemporary production of Asian documentary filmmakers is regularly presented by Taiwan International Documentary Festival.

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- 12.9.2016 -

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

On Sunday, August 7, young director Zaynê Akyol became the 9th winner of the unique Doc Alliance Selection Award that is awarded since 2008 by the international Doc Alliance platform. The Kurdish director based in Canada received the award during an award ceremony at Locarno IFF. Along with the award, the filmmaker also received financial support of 5.000 euro for her future film.

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- 8.8.2016 -

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