2024 Chicken & Egg Award Recipient



Black and white portrait of Beth Aala looking at the camera. She has light brown skin, and dark brown shoulder length hair.
Credit: Ramon Rivas

Beth (she/her) is a Filipina-American documentary filmmaker. She has won three Emmy® Awards and a Peabody Award for her work at HBO. Recently, Beth directed and produced Uncharted with Alicia Keys and her organization, She Is The Music. The film premiered at the Tribeca Festival in June 2023. She also directed and produced This is Brighton, which premiered at the Newport Beach Film Festival in the fall of 2023.

Beth’s other directing credits include the News and Documentary Emmy®-nominated films Made in Boise and Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon. She is a proud member of various organizations, including A-DOC, Brown Girls Doc Mafia, and Filipinx Filmmakers. Additionally, she is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and a Wyncote Fellow.

Beth’s films have received support from organizations such as ITVS, the International Documentary Association, Chicken & Egg Pictures, the New York State Council of the Arts, and Women Make Movies. Her work has premiered at prestigious festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, Toronto International Film Festival, and AFI Docs. Furthermore, her films have been featured on HBO, PBS, MTV, Discovery, and A&E.