Maggie Hadleigh-West

Fellow: Awarded 2013

Field of Study: Film - Video

Competition: US & Canada

Maggie Hadleigh-West is an internationally recognized social justice activist, filmmaker, producer, and public speaker. Through her humor, wit, and experience, Hadleigh-West skillfully explores personal experience and transforms it into socio-political activism using film, short stories, workshops, trainings, and educational programs. Her work focuses primarily on issues of sexism, sexual harassment, sexual assault, racism, homophobia, trauma, and medical mispractices.

Hadleigh-West’s films and presentations have been used around the world in theaters, broadcast television, cable outlets, nonprofit organizations, conferences, corporations, colleges, and government agencies.  Since 2002 the Department of Defense has been using her work to educate all branches of the military on issues of sexism, sexual harassment, and sexual assault.

Hadleigh-West has appeared on numerous national and international television and radio programs including 20/20, The Today Show, CBS News, The Oprah Show, Lifetime Live, Oxygen Media, BBC, NPR, and CNN.  Articles and reviews on Hadleigh-West and her work have been published in  USA Today, New York Times, San Francisco Examiner, New York Observer, Chicago Tribune, Village Voice, New York Daily News, Ms., Glamour, London Times, South African Elle, the Swedish papers Aftonbladet and Dagens Nyheter and Australia’s Exposure magazine.

Hadleigh-West is a 2005 and 2009 Alcyon Fellow, 2004 New York State Council on the Arts Fellow,  2001 University of Louisville Distinguished Professor Nominee, 2000 Rockefeller Fellow Nominee, 2000 Tiny Tony Award Winner, and a 1998 Caligari Prize Nominee. She received a B.A .with Honors in Visual Communications from George Washington University and holds a M.F.A. with a Merit Award from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Hadleigh-West currently resides in New Orleans.

Follow this link to view trailers:
Sick to Death! (in production)
Player Hating: A Love Story (2010)
War Zone (1998)