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Managing Editor of Documentary Film

Carrie Lozano is an award winning documentary filmmaker and journalist. She is currently director of the International Documentary Association’s Enterprise Documentary Fund, supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which funds and supports films at the intersection of creative documentary filmmaking and journalism. In her role, she has funded acclaimed investigative films such as Welcome to Chechnya, A Thousand Cuts, One Child Nation, Crime + Punishment and Always in Season. Since 2018, she has been a lecturer at U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism in the documentary film program. Prior to that, she was a senior producer at Al Jazeera’s investigative series “Fault Lines” and executive producer of Al Jazeera America’s documentary strand, where her teams garnered numerous awards including an Emmy, a Peabody, and a Dupont Award. In addition to other work, she produced the Academy Award nominee The Weather Underground, which premiered at Sundance and aired on Independent Lens. Her thesis film Reporter Zero won a Student Academy Award, broadcast on MTV LOGO and premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival where it was nominated for a Teddy Award. Her most recent film is The Ballad of Fred Hersch. She is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and was a post graduate fellow at the Investigative Reporting Program in 2008. At the IRP, she went on to develop best practices for collaborative investigative reporting with PBS MediaShift. She has also been Director of Operations for New Day Films and led the Bay Area Video Coalition’s National MediaMaker Fellowship. She serves on the board Kartemquin Films and is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences. 

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