A North Dakota native, Elizabeth Chatelain has produced and directed several documentary and narrative shorts including MY SISTER SARAH, winner of the International Documentary Association’s David L. Wolper Award for Best Student Documentary, Student Academy Award Finalist, and D.G.A.’s Best Student Director - Women’s Category Finalist.
Her short documentary THE LOST GIRL was winner of the Ruth Landfield Award for Women Filmmakers in 2009. Her work primarily profiles strong women struggling against everyday adversity.
Her most recent narrative short JENNY AND STEPH premiered at the deadCENTER Film Festival and screened at the Citizen Jane Film Festival, RiverRun, and Austin Film Society’s SXSW ShortCase 2014. She is currently in development on a feature project, SUNDOGS, which participated in the 2016 Berlinale Script Station Lab.
She received her B.A. in Film and Media Culture in 2007 from Middlebury College and her M.F.A. in Film and Video Production at the University of Texas at Austin in 2013.