Liz Garbus


Two-time Academy Award®-Nominee, two-time Emmy Winner, Peabody Winner, Grammy Nominee, DGA Nominee, and BAFTA-nominated director Liz Garbus is one of America’s most celebrated filmmakers, renowned for her documentary work and also for her breakthrough scripted debut. Her work has been featured in film festivals from Sundance to Telluride to Toronto and the New York Film festival and has appeared in theatres and across streaming platforms as well as premium cable television, and she is known for her propulsive, socially incisive storytelling across genres. From THE FARM: ANGOLA USA to WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE? to I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK, Garbus has created some of the most important documentaries of our time.

Garbus’ latest film, ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY, premiered at the New York Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, drive-in screenings, in theaters and digitally on Amazon Prime Video in September 2020. Her series I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK premiered on HBO in June 2020. Her narrative feature debut, LOST GIRLS, premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2020 and was released on Netflix and in theaters in March 2020. THE FOURTH ESTATE, for Showtime, was nominated for a 2018 Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series. Her 2015 feature, Sundance opener, WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE?, a Netflix original, was nominated for a 2016 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature and took home the Emmy Award for Best Documentary or Nonfiction Special.

Other credits include: THE INNOCENCE FILES (Netflix, 2020), WHO KILLED GARRETT PHILLIPS? (HBO, 2019), THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG WITH AUNT DIANE (HBO, 2011), THE FARM: ANGOLA, USA (AA nominee, 1998), and many others.