37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

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Nicole Newnham


Nicole Newnham is an Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning documentary producer and director, five-time Sundance Film Festival alumnus, and seven-time Emmy nominee. She most recently directed The Disappearance of Shere Hite, which premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, and two episodes of the Emmy-nominated ESPN landmark Title-1X series 37 Words. Nicole co-directed and produced the 2021 Academy Award-nominated documentary Crip Camp with Jim LeBrecht. The film won the 2020 Sundance Audience Award, the IDA Best Feature Documentary Award, the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary Feature, and a Peabody. She has produced two virtual reality films with artist and director Lynette Wallworth that have each won an Emmy for Outstanding New Approaches to Documentary: the breakthrough project Collisions (2017) as well as Awavena (2019). A graduate of Oberlin College and Stanford University’s documentary film graduate program, Newnham lives in Berkeley, California.

Film: The Disappearance of Shere Hite