Martha Shane

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Martha Shane
Workshop Instructor

Martha Shane is an Emmy-award-winning documentary director, producer, and editor. Her directorial debut After Tiller premiered in the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim. The film won the Emmy for Best Documentary, the Kathleen Bryan Edwards Award for Human Rights, and was named Best Documentary at the Sarasota Film Festival, while also receiving nominations for the Best Documentary Independent Spirit Award and four Cinema Eye Honors. Theatrically released by Oscilloscope Laboratories, After Tiller was broadcast on the renowned PBS documentary series POV. Most recently, Shane produced and co-wrote the award-winning documentary From This Day Forward, which was theatrically released by Argot Pictures and broadcast on POV. Previously, Shane produced the feature documentary Bi the Way, which had its premiere at the SXSW film festival in 2008, won the Alternative Spirit Grand Prize at the Rhode Island International Film Festival, and was broadcast on MTV’s LOGO channel.