Discipline: Film/Video – screenplay

Cynthia Lowen

Discipline: Film/Video – screenplay
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2015

Cynthia Lowen is the co-creator and producer of the feature documentary film BULLY, theatrically released by The Weinstein Company in 2012, and awarded a DuPont-Columbia Award for Excellence in Journalism, the True Life Fund Award, the Cinema Eye Audience Award, the Emery Award, the Bergen Film Festival Audience Award, and more.

Drawing on the power of the stories in BULLY to catalyze change, the filmmakers created The BULLY Project, a collaborative effort in partnership with multiple organizations, foundations, brands, and corporate sponsors aiming to equip parents, kids, educators, and advocates with the tools to transform their communities. The film and the social action campaign has garnered support from such prominent voices as Anderson Cooper, Ellen DeGeneres, Kelly Ripa, Meryl Streep, Katie Couric, and many others. Featured at several summits on education and school climate, in April of 2012, BULLY was screened at the White House.

Cynthia is also a writer and the author of "The Cloud That Contained the Lightning", winner of the National Poetry Series selected by Nikki Finney. She’s the recipient of the Hedgebrook Women Authoring Change fellowship from William Morris Entertainment and the Discovery prize, among other honors. She's currently directing a feature documentary film about women and cyber harassment.


Van Zorn (formerly Kirby)

Cynthia Lowen worked in the Van Zorn (formerly Kirby) studio.

Constructed thanks to a bequest from Sarah L. Kirby, Kirby Studio was the last new building to be erected during Mrs. MacDowell’s leadership (1907-1951). The load-bearing masonry walls were laid by local mason Augustus Beaulieu atop a fieldstone foundation. A 1995 renovation preserved the brick fireplace with wooden mantel and…

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