Steven Bognar

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Steven Bognar
Born1963 (age 60–61)
Occupation(s)Filmmaker, director
Notable workAmerican Factory

Steven Bognar (born 1963)[1] is an American film director.

An Oscar-winning and award-winning documentary filmmaker,[2] his films have been screened at SXSW, Sundance, and the Ann Arbor Film Festival.[3][4] Bognar has also worked as an instructor of media arts, teaching at public schools across his home state of Ohio, as well as at Antioch College.[5][4][6] He was a frequent collaborator of filmmaker Julia Reichert.[6]


In January 2020, Bognar and Reichert won the Directors Guild of America Award for Documentary for American Factory.[7]


Bognar has developed a documentary filmmaking style that centralizes the Midwestern region of the United States, with significance placed on incorporating photographic imagery.[4]



  1. ^ PARK CITY ’06: Steven Bognar & Julia Reichert: “…You have to know WHY you want to make films", IndieWire, Jan 9, 2006
  2. ^ Kaszás, Fanni (2020-01-14). "Director with Hungarian Roots Snags Academy Award Nomination for 'American Factory'". Hungary Today. Archived from the original on 2021-01-29. Retrieved 2022-02-12.
  3. ^ a b "Steven Bognar". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-12-17.
  4. ^ a b c "Steven Bognar". Creative Capital. Retrieved 2019-12-17.
  5. ^ Wilkinson, Alissa (2019-08-21). "Work is going global. American Factory's directors explain how they captured its challenges". Vox. Retrieved 2019-12-17.
  6. ^ a b "Independent Lens . A LION IN THE HOUSE . Filmmaker Bios | PBS". Retrieved 2019-12-17.
  7. ^ "'1917' Director Takes Home Top Prize At DGA Awards". Patch. January 26, 2020. Retrieved February 1, 2020.

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