Katerina Cizek


Katerina Cizek is an Emmy-award winning documentary director. Her work has documented the Digital Revolution, and has itself become part of the movement. She works across many media platforms: digital media, broadcasting (radio and television), print and live presentations/installations.   She is the director of an award-winning evolving digital media project at the National Film Board of Canada, called  HIGHRISE.

She realized the acclaimed NFB Filmmaker-in-Residence program, winner of a Webby Award, a Banff Rocky Award, a Canadian New Media Award, among others. Her media projects have instigated criminal investigations, changed UN policies, and have screened as evidence at an International Criminal Tribunal.

Cizek’s films include the Hampton-Prize winner  Seeing is Believing: Handicams, Human Rights and the News  (co-directed with Peter Wintonick), and  The Dead are Alive: Eyewitness in Rwanda, the first global television documentary (1995) made about the genocide.  Cizek is one of  Realscreen’s Trailblazers for 2011  (January 2012).  She has travelled the world with her projects, presenting her innovative approaches to the documentary genre and digital media.

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