2017 Breakthrough Award Recipient

Film phase: Completed

Penny Lane: 2017 Breakthrough Award Recipient

Penny Lane’s most recent feature NUTS! premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival where it won a Special Jury Prize for Editing. Her debut feature documentary Our Nixon premiered at the 2013 Rotterdam, had its North American premiere at SXSW, won the Ken Burns Award for “Best of the Festival” at Ann Arbor, and was selected as the Closing Night Film at New Directors/New Films. Lane was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” in 2012 and “Most Badass” at the Iowa City Documentary Film Festival in 2009. Film festival screenings span the independent and experimental film worlds, including Sundance, Rotterdam, Images, Impakt, Hot Docs, Full Frame, CPH:DOX, and Oberhausen. She is currently a professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Colgate University.