Penny Lane (United States)

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
  • 2010 The Voyagers
    Documentary short
  • 2010 How To Write An Autobiography
  • 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
  • 2007 Men Seeking Women
  • 2007 The Wren
  • 2005 Famous Lunch
  • 2005 Abortion Diaries
    Documentary short
  • 2005 Sometimes I get lossy
  • 2004 We Are The Littletons: A True Story
    Video documentary short
  • 2002 Connect

Doc Alliance Members

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.