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Kirsten Johnson


Kirsten Johnson’s DICK JOHNSON IS DEAD premiered at 2020's Sundance and won the Jury Prize for Innovation in Nonfiction Storytelling. Since then, it has also won Best Documentary and Best Director for the Critic’s Choice Award and Best Editing and Best Writing from the IDA, as well as being included on dozens of top films of 2020 lists and the Oscar shortlist. Her previous film, CAMERAPERSON, named New York Times ‘Top Ten Films of 2016’ was also shortlisted for the Academy Award. Her short, THE ABOVE was nominated for the IDA’s ‘Best Short Award’ for 2016. Her camerawork appears in Academy Award winner CITIZEN FOUR, Academy nominated THE INVISIBLE WAR, and Cannes Winner FAHRENHEIT 9/11. She is one of the only 4% of women members of American Society of Cinematographers.

Last Updated: March 2022