2018 Breakthrough Award Recipient

 

Laura Nix: 2018 Breakthrough Award Recipient

Laura Nix is an award-winning director, writer and producer. Her latest film Inventing Tomorrow, about teenagers from around the globe who are tackling environmental issues through science, premiered in the U.S. Documentary Competition at the Sundance Film Festival 2018. Awarded the 2017 Sundance Institute/Discovery Impact Fellowship, Nix previously directed The Yes Men Are Revolting (Toronto Film Festival 2014, Berlinale 2015), which was released domestically and in multiple international territories. Her film The Light in Her Eyes premiered at IDFA; was broadcast on the PBS series POV and Al Jazeera Middle East; and toured the world as part of Sundance’s Film Forward program. Other feature directing credits include the comedic melodrama The Politics of Fur, which played in over 70 festivals internationally and won multiple awards including the U.S. Grand Jury Prize at Outfest; and Whether You Like It Or Not, about the phenomenon of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. She is currently a film expert for the U.S. State Department’s American Film Showcase, and her nonfiction work has screened at hundreds of film festivals internationally, on The New York Times Op-Docs, and on television via HBO, Arte, ZDF, VPRO, CBC, NHK, Canal+, and IFC.