Dan Krauss

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Dan Krauss
Born1972 (age 47–48)
EducationM.J. UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
OccupationFilm director

Dan Krauss (born 1972) is an American film director and cinematographer.


Krauss is best known for his two Oscar nominated documentary films The Death of Kevin Carter (2005), and Extremis (2016) in Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) category at 78th,[1] and 89th Academy Awards respectively.[2][3][4] In 2014, Krauss directed the feature documentary, The Kill Team, winner of the Independent Spirit Awards' Truer than Fiction Prize[5] and Grand Jury Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival.[6] Krauss graduated with a M.J. from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism[7] where he is now a lecturer.[8]



  1. ^ "NY Times: The Life of Kevin Carter: Casualty of the Bang Bang Club ko". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
  2. ^ "Oscar Nominations 2017: See the Full List". Vanity Fair. January 24, 2017. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  3. ^ "Oscar Nominations 2017: Best Documentary Short Subjact". Oscars.com. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  4. ^ "Oscar Nominations 2017: The Complete List - 89th Academy Awards". Oscars.com. January 24, 2017. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  5. ^ "'The Kill Team's' Dan Krauss Wins Spirit Award Filmmaking Grant". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-03-21.
  6. ^ "'The Rocket,' 'Kill Team' Win at Tribeca Film Festival". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2017-03-21.
  7. ^ Kill Team Movie: "Filmmakers retrieved September 5, 2017
  8. ^ "J-School alums Daphne Matziaraki and lecturer Dan Krauss named Academy Award finalists". January 24, 2017. Retrieved January 30, 2017.

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