Elizabeth Thompson produced and directed Blink (Emmy Award, ITVS funding, P.O.V. broadcast) and co-produced For Better or For Worse (Academy Award nomination, ITVS funding, P.O.V. broadcast). Her film Bookends was awarded the Jurors’ Choice Award from Black Maria Film Festival and Honorable Mention from the International Documentary Association. Her latest film, This Dewdrop World, has won numerous awards, including Best Documentary Director (Independent Film Quarterly Film Festival), Most Creative/Original (International Best Shorts Competition), Best Writer/Script (Accolades Competition), and Jurors’ Choice Award (GreenLens Film Festival).
Thompson’s work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Sundance Documentary Fund, The Creative Work Fund and Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media. Yaddo and MacDowell Colony have awarded her fellowships and artist residencies. As a Camerawoman, she has worked on a number of award-winning documentaries, including Hansel Mieth: Vagabond Photographer (Independent Lens), Rachel's Daughters (HBO), and The Return of Sarah's Daughers (PBS); she did both sound and camera on Regret to Inform (P.O.V., Oscar and Emmy nominations). She has twice taught at Stanford's Graduate Program in Documentary Film. Thompson holds a B.A. from Duke University and an M.A. from Stanford University. She is currently working on a documentary series and a fiction screenplay.