Discipline: Film/Video – documentary

Elizabeth Lo

Discipline: Film/Video – documentary
Region: Los Angeles, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2023

Elizabeth Lo is a director, producer, and cinematographer. She is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has been showcased internationally at Sundance, Museum of Modern Art, SXSW, IDFA, Tribeca, AFI Fest, NYT Op-Docs, and PBS’ POV. Lo has been featured in Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film,” DOC NYC’s 40 Under 40 List, Cannes Lions’ New Directors Showcase, and she participated in the Locarno Film Festival and New York Film Festival artist academies.

Her debut feature, Stray, has won numerous awards around the world, including the Top Jury Prize at Hot Docs and nominations from the Independent Spirit Award, Critics’ Choice Award, and Cinema Eye Honors after premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2020. Stray was released theatrically by Magnolia Pictures in 2021, and is now streaming on Hulu and is a New York Times Critics’ Pick.

Elizabeth’s award-winning short films including Hotel 22, Bisonhead, and Mother’s Day, and have been released for distribution to educational institutions around the world.

While at MacDowell, Elizabeth worked on her second feature-length documentary, Untitled Mistress Dispeller Project, a love story set in China.


Phi Beta

Elizabeth Lo worked in the Phi Beta studio.

Funded by the Phi Beta Fraternity, a national professional fraternity of music and speech founded in 1912, Phi Beta Studio was built between 1929–1931 of granite quarried on the MacDowell grounds. The small studio is a simple in design, but displays a pleasing combination of materials with its granite walls and colorful slate roofing. Inside is…

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