Elizabeth Chatelain

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Elizabeth Chatelain
Workshop Instructor

A North Dakota native, Elizabeth Chatelain has produced and directed several documentary and narrative shorts including My Sister Sarah, winner of the International Documentary Association’s David L. Wolper Award for Best Student Documentary, Student Academy Award Finalist, and D.G.A.’s Best Student Director - Women’s Category Finalist. Her short documentary The Lost Girl was winner of the Ruth Landfield Award for Women Filmmakers in 2009. Her most recent narrative short Jenny and Steph premiered at the deadCENTER Film Festival and screened at the Citizen Jane Film Festival, RiverRun, and Austin Film Society’s SXSW ShortCase 2014. She received her B.A. in Film and Media Culture in 2007 from Middlebury College and her M.F.A. in Film and Video Production at the University of Texas at Austin in 2013.

Elizabeth has worked as an editor and assistant editor on multiple commercial projects, the television series This is Life with Lisa Ling and Belief, as well as documentary projects at DCTV. She currently teaches editing at the New York Film Academy and with the children's program at The Film Society, Lincoln Center.