Marta Cunningham (director)
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|Born||Marta M. Cunningham
San Mateo, California, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Spouse(s)||James Frain (m. 2004)|
Marta Cunningham is an American director, producer, actor, and dancer.
Marta's first feature-length documentary Valentine Road  was selected to compete in the U.S Documentary Competition in the 2013 Sundance Film Festival that was nominated for two News and Documentary Emmy Awards, and later premiered on HBO in October 2013. She consequently joined the Sundance Institute's Film Forward Program and the Sundance Institute's Women Filmmakers Initiative in 2013  and was selected for their "FilmTwo" Initiative Program to develop her second feature. In 2014, she was selected for the inaugural Fox Global Initiative Director's Lab. That Autumn, Cunningham produced and directed a documentary short  for Glamour Magazine focusing on five women who survived the Charleston church shooting or who lost family members. It screened at Carnegie Hall in October  and was given a five-minute standing ovation. Cunningham was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in December 2016 for directing the season 3 finale of Transparent (TV series), which premiered on Amazon in September 2016. Cunningham is currently directing an episode of HBO's Insecure (TV series), after wrapping up her second episode of Transparent.
|2013||Valentine Road ||Nominated - 48th NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series 
Sheffield Doc/Fest Award for One of the Top 10 films by the Audience
Philly QFest- First Time Director Documentary Award
Tel Aviv LGBT International Film Festival Award for Best International Documentary Feature
Birkshire Internation Film Festival Award for Juried Prize - Documentary
Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Award for Best Documentary
GAZE Film Festival 2013 Award for Best Documentary
Frameline37 Film Festival Jury Award for Outstanding Documentary
NewFest Film Festival 2013 Audience Award for Outstanding Feature Film
Fresno Reel Pride 2013 Audience Award for Best Documentary
Out on Film - Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Jury Award for Best Documentary
Madrid Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Jury Award for Best Documentary
Teaneck International Film Festival Jury Award for Best Documentary
Zinegoak Bilbao LGBT Film Festival Documentary Award
|2015||Forgiveness (short)||Glamour (magazine) Women of the Year Documentary: Speaking Words of Forgiveness|
|2017||Pretty Little Liars||(1 episode) - Hold Your Piece |
|2017||Transparent (TV series)||(2 episodes) - Exciting and New (2016), Untitled |
|2017||The Good Fight||(1 episode) - The Schtup List |
|2017||Imposters (TV series)||(1 episode) - The Maddie Code|
|1993||Running the Halls (TV series)||(1 episode) Rock Reunion|
|1995||How to Be a Player||Role: C.C.|
|1997||Fakin' Da Funk||Role: Tracy|
|1998||Maggie (1998 TV series)||(1 episode) - The Maris Syndrome Role: Tracy|
|1999||Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane (TV series)||(1 episode) - Zoe Under the Influence|
|1999||Oh Baby (TV series)||(1 episode) - Family History|
|2000||Grown Ups (1999 TV series)||(1 episode) - Valentine J|
|2000||Dancing at the Blue Iguana||Role: Yolanda|
|2003||Abby (TV Series)||(1 episode) - Moving On|
- "Sundance Institute Announces New 'FilmTwo' Initiative to Support Second-Time Feature Filmmakers".
- Glamour Magazine (9 November 2015). "The Women of Charleston: Hate Will Not Win". Retrieved 14 April 2017 – via YouTube.
- Glamour. "Speaking Words of Forgiveness: The Women of Charleston by Filmmaker Marta Cunningham".
- "Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series - NAACP Image Awards: 'Birth of a Nation' Scores 6 Nominations".
- "The Women of Charleston: Hate Will Not Win".
- "Hold Your Piece". 1 January 2000. Retrieved 14 April 2017 – via IMDb.
- "Episode #3.10". 1 January 2000. Retrieved 14 April 2017 – via IMDb.
- "Transparent". 6 February 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2017 – via IMDb.
- "The Schtup List". 26 February 2017. Retrieved 14 April 2017 – via IMDb.
- ""Imposters" The Maddie Code (TV Episode 2017)". Retrieved 14 April 2017.