Competition: US & Canada
Penny Lane has been making award-winning, innovative nonfiction films for over a decade. In 2018 Penny was honored with a Chicken & Egg Breakthrough Award, given the Vanguard Award at SF DocFest, and was admitted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. For her work Lane has been awarded grants from the Sundance Institute, Creative Capital, Cinereach, TFI Documentary Fund, Wexner Center for the Arts, Jerome Foundation, Catapult Film Fund, LEF Foundation, NYSCA, and many other organizations. Film festival screenings span the independent and experimental film worlds, including Sundance, Rotterdam, Images, IMPAKT, Hot Docs, Full Frame, CPH:DOX and Oberhausen.
Her most recent feature documentary Hail Satan? (Sundance 2019) is now in wide release with Magnolia Pictures. Her three previous feature documentaries are The Pain of Others (Rotterdam 2018), Nuts! (Sundance 2016) and Our Nixon (Rotterdam 2013). Her short films, such as Just Add Water (2016) and The Voyagers (2010), have won accolades at film festivals and popularity online.
And yes, Penny Lane is her real name.