Lisa Biagiotti

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Lisa Biagiotti
Born (1979-08-20) August 20, 1979 (age 39)
ResidenceLos Angeles
NationalityAmerican
EducationColumbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Fulbright Award
OccupationFilmmaker
Journalist
Storyteller
Years active2007–present
Notable credit(s)
Sundance Artist, deepsouth, Los Angeles Times
Websitewww.lisabiagiotti.com

Lisa Biagiotti (born August 20, 1979) is a filmmaker and journalist based in Los Angeles. She is the director and on-camera correspondent of On the Streets, a Los Angeles Times 12-part series and 72-minute feature documentary on homelessness in Southern California.[1] She directed and produced deepsouth, an independent documentary about poverty, HIV/AIDS and LGBT issues in the rural American South.[2] Biagiotti is a Fulbright Scholar and a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.[3][4] She is of Hakka Chinese Jamaican descent.[5][6]

Career[edit]

Biagiotti is an inaugural Fellow in the Sundance New Frontier Artist Residency program in partnership with The Social Computing Group at MIT Media Lab.[7] She speaks publicly about digital journalism, and independently producing and self-distributing films.[8][9]

For her independent documentary deepsouth, Biagiotti spent two-and-a-half years reporting, driving 13,000 miles and interviewing more than 400 people.[10][11] She was invited across rural America on a 150-stop grassroots film tour, and was invited to discuss the domestic epidemic at The White House and Clinton Global Initiative.[12] Biagiotti's work has been featured in The New Yorker,[13] The Atlantic,[14] Los Angeles Times,[15] PBS,[16] NPR,[17] Oxford American,[18] and The Lancet.[19] She writes about her 5-year journey of making the film in her Director’s Statement titled Same Virus, Different Disease.[20]

Biagiotti is the producer of The World’s Toilet Crisis, an hour-long documentary that aired on the Vanguard series of Current TV in 2010.[21] She produced short video series for the nightly newscast Worldfocus on WNET on under-reported topics covering homophobia in the Caribbean and the humanitarian crisis in eastern Congo—the latter was awarded a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for International Television.[22]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Organization Work Award Category Result
2001 Fulbright Award United States Department of State Research: Muslim immigration into Italy Study/ Research Grant Won[23]
2009 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights Crisis in Congo series International Television Category Won[24]
National News Emmy Award National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences War in Congo series Best Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast Nominated[25]
2012 SHOUT! LGBT Best Documentary Sidewalk Film Festival deepsouth Best Documentary Won[26]
Koronis Fest Special Filmmaker Award Sidewalk Film Festival deepsouth Public Health Won[27]
Best Documentary and
Audience Favorite
Outflix Film Festival deepsouth Awards for Best Documentary and Audience Favorite Won[28]
2013
Award for Freedom Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival deepsouth Special Programming Award Won[29]
Official Selection HRW Traveling Film Festival Human Rights Watch Film Festival deepsouth Traveling Film Festival Won[30]
Award for Best Documentary Feature Polari Film Festival deepsouth Best Documentary Feature Won
Award for Best Feature Length Documentary Pensacola LGBT Film Festival / ACLU of Florida deepsouth Best Feature Length Documentary Won[31]
2014 Most Captivating Voices of 2014 HIV Equal Online Magazine deepsouth Top 10 List Won[32]
Livingston Award Livingston Awards for Young Journalists deepsouth National Reporting Nominated[33]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "On the Streets". latimes.com. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
  2. ^ "'deepsouth' official website". deepsouthfilm.com. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  3. ^ Sinclair, Kamal (2014-06-30). "New Frontier Artist Residency Program Launches". sundance.org. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  4. ^ "Prof. Duy Linh Tu and Lisa Biagiotti '08 collaborate on 'deepsouth'". journalism.columbia.edu. 2012-07-20. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  5. ^ Kafka, Alexander C. (2012-07-24). "FILMMAKER INTERVIEW: Lisa Biagiotti". oxa.cjrwbeta.com. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  6. ^ Biagiotti, Lisa (2009-05-12). "Generations meet in Jamaica's Chinese cemetery". huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  7. ^ Sinclair, Kamal (2014-06-30). "New Frontier Artist Residency Program Launches". sundance.org. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  8. ^ Macaulay, Scott (2014-09-22). "43 Takeaways from Sundance Artist Services Day at the IFP Filmmaker Conference". filmmakermagazine.com. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  9. ^ "Masterclass: Filming Outside Your Turf at DOC NYC 2013". docnyc.net. 2013-12-11. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  10. ^ Stillman, Sarah (2014-04-07). "H.I.V.'s Grip on the American South". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  11. ^ Vawda, Hassan (2013-04-29). "'deepsouth' An Interview with Lisa Biagiotti". Polarimagazine.com. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  12. ^ Spiro, Stephanie (2014-12-01). "'deepsouth': An Interview With Filmmaker Lisa Biagiotti". huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  13. ^ Stillman, Sarah (2014-04-07). "H.I.V.'s Grip on the American South". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  14. ^ Hamblin, James (2013-06-19). "Staying Alive in the Rural South". theatlantic.com. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  15. ^ Biagiotti, Lisa (2012-07-26). "AIDS--The South's Shame". Los Angeles Times. latimes.com. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  16. ^ Biagiotti, Lisa (2010-12-01). "AIDS in the Bible Belt". pbs.org. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  17. ^ "'deepsouth' documentary explores challenges of fighting AIDS". scpr.org. 2014-12-23. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  18. ^ Kafka, Alexander C. (2012-07-24). "FILMMAKER INTERVIEW: Lisa Biagiotti". oxa.cjrwbeta.com. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  19. ^ Heald, Rebecca (2013). "Strengthening the voices of the unheard". The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 13 (12): 1019. doi:10.1016/S1473-3099(13)70353-0.
  20. ^ Biagiotti, Lisa (2014-12-01). "Same Virus, Different Disease: HIV in the American South". deepsouthfilm.com. Archived from the original on 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  21. ^ Sawyer, Peter (2010-08-17). "The World's Toilet Crisis". huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  22. ^ "RFK Center Announces Winners of 2009 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards". rfkcenter.org. 2009. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  23. ^ "Fulbright and Other International Fellowship Award Recipients". scranton.edu. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  24. ^ "RFK Center Announces Winners of 2009 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards". rfkcenter.org. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  25. ^ "Nominees for the 30th Annual News & Documentary EMMY® Awards Announced by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences". emmyonline.com. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  26. ^ "Preview Feature Doc 'deepsouth' (On The New American Sout | Shadow and Act". Blogs.indiewire.com. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  27. ^ "participates in Sidewalk Film Festival 2012". Koronisfest.org. Archived from the original on 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  28. ^ "Preview Feature Doc 'deepsouth' (On The New American Sout | Shadow and Act". Blogs.indiewire.com. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  29. ^ "2013 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival, July 11-21". Outfest.org. Archived from the original on 2013-06-14. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  30. ^ "deepsouth | Human Rights Watch Film Festival". Ff.hrw.org. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  31. ^ "2013 Pensacola LGBT Film Festival Opening Night". Aclufl.org. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  32. ^ Evans, Thomas (2014-12-04). "Online's Most Captivating Voices of 2014: Lisa Biagiotti". HIVequal.org. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  33. ^ "Livingston Awards finalists move to final round of judging | University of Michigan News". Ns.umich.edu. 2014-05-01. Retrieved 2015-05-07.

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