Lilibet Foster

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Lilibet Foster
Born 1965
Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Lilibet Foster is an American director, producer and writer. Her non-fiction films have won the Independent Spirit: Truer Than Fiction Award[1] and been Nominated for Best Film of the Year by the International Documentary Association.[2]

Early years[edit]

Foster graduated from Kent School in Kent, Connecticut in 1982 and Duke University.


Lilibet Foster was Nominated for an Oscar for producing the feature documentary Speaking in Strings at the 72nd Academy Awards. She also produced the feature documentary, Soul in the Hole that won the Independent Spirit: Truer Than Fiction Award (tied with Errol Morris' Fast, Cheap and Out of Control) and was Nominated for the IDA Award.

Speaking in Strings also premiered in competition at the Sundance Film Festival [3] and won The Newport Film Festival Jury Prize and Best Documentary at Paramount Studio's WIN Film Festival, and after its theatrical release, an Ace Award when it was later shown on HBO. Soul in the Hole was also named Top Ten Gem by Premiere Magazine, twice-named Top Ten Film and called "...the best film about growing up black, male and street..." by the Village Voice. It was selected in competition and screened at the Rotterdam, Munich, Cologne Helsinki, Festival des Femmes, New Zealand, Berlin and other international film festivals. In addition to the US, internationally it received theatrical and television releases the France, Germany, UK and other countries.[4] She also directed and produced the feature documentary, Brotherhood: Life in the FDNY that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival [5] to critical acclaim before being released internationally (Hart Sharp) [6] and internationally. She is now directing and producing the feature documentary, Be Here Now (The Andy Whitfield Story) [7] which won the Los Angeles Film Festival Jury Award for Best Documentary to be theatrically released after its completion. She raised funding through what became the third most successful documentary campaign on Kickstarter.[8]

Foster has also directed, produced and written critically acclaimed documentaries for many major broadcasters such as Discovery ("Earth 2050: Fueling the Future"),[9] ESPN (Marshall: Thirty Years Later),[10] Oxygen (Operation Fine Girl: Rape Used as a Weapon of War),[11][12] A&E (Biography Joe DiMaggio & Muhammad Ali)[13] and PBS (American Cinema: Film in the Television Age). She directed and produced the multi-camera documentary and adaptation of Mark Crispin Miller's stage performance A Patriot Act.[14] as well as segments for Stand Up To Cancer.[15]

Foster also directs branded content for brands such as Apple,[16] Shell,[17] Nike, Mars and Sony,[18] with the award-winning production company, Radical Media,[19] for which she has won an honorary Webby Award. She also directs public service announcements for such organizations as Witness, Acumen Fund and TechnoServe.

Foster is from the U.S. Virgin Islands. She is a principal of Asphalt Films Entertainment in New York City and co-founder the Soul in the Hole Foundation that assists at risk teenagers.


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