Ross McElwee is an American documentary filmmaker known for his autobiographical films about his family and personal life, usually interwoven with an episodic journey that intersects with larger political or philosophical issues. Cultural aspects of his Southern upbringing are present in his humorous and often self-deprecating films. He received the Career Award at the 2007 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.
Doc Alliance is a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.