2017 Chicken & Egg Award Recipient


Kirsten Johnson: 2017 Chicken & Egg Award Recipient

Kirsten Johnson siitting in a chair, wearing metallic pants and a turtleneck shirt. She has medium hair and is widely smiling at the camera. Black and white portrait.Kirsten Johnson’s Dick Johnson is Dead premiered at Sundance 2020 where it won the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Innovation in Non-fiction Storytelling. Kirsten went on to win a Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Directing For A Documentary/Nonfiction Program, Critic’s Choice Award for Best Documentary Feature, and the Cinema Eye Award for Outstanding Achievement in Direction. Listed on dozens of top films of 2020 lists, the film made the Oscar shortlist, is distributed by The Criterion Collection, and is currently showing on Netflix with a 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating. Her previous film, Cameraperson, was included on The New York Times’ list Best Movies of 2016 was also shortlisted for the Academy® Award. Her Field of Vision short, The Above was nominated for the 2016 IDA Documentary Awards’ Best Short Award. Her camerawork appears in Academy® Award winner Citizen Four, Academy® nominated The Invisible War, and Cannes’ Palme d’Or winner Fahrenheit 9/11. She is one of the only 5% of women members of the American Society of Cinematographers.