ELIZABETH THOMPSON produced and directed BLINK (Emmy Award, ITVS funding, P.O.V. broadcast, South by Southwest Film Festival World Premiere) 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. THIS DEWDROP WORLD, Thompson’s short film about personal and planetary loss was featured at BuddhaFest and won numerous awards at other film festivals, including Best Documentary Director, Most Creative/Original, Best Writer/Script, and Jurors’ Choice Award.
Thompson’s work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Sundance Documentary Fund, The Creative Work Fund, and California Council for the Humanities. 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 REGRET TO INFORM (P.O.V. broadcast, Peabody Award, Oscar and Emmy nominations). As a director, she is currently in development on RIVER OF COLOR, a feature-length documentary about post-traumatic growth in women trauma survivors, and is a consulting producer on Nancy Kates’ feature documentary WILD LIFE, about the late-poet Mary Oliver. Thompson has twice taught at Stanford's Graduate Program in Documentary Film. She holds a B.A. from Duke University and an M.A. from Stanford University. Thompson is a member of San Francisco Film Fatales.