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Andrea Swift

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A few doc-oriented highlights: Chair, Documentary Program (2007-present) NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY IN THE LIFE, PBS gay and lesbian newsmagazine series Executive Producer (2002-2005) Director (2001-2002) Producer (2000-2001) Awards include: • Emmy Award Nominations (2003, 2003) • Telly Awards (2005, 2005, 2006) • Major on-going grants awarded by: Ford Foundation, Gill Foundation, H. Van Ameringen Foundation, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Overbrook Foundation DEAFSMITH A NUCLEAR FOLKTALE, Writer, Director, Producer (1991) A long-form documentary about The U.S. Department of Energy’s attempts to bury high-level nuclear waste under the farms of Deaf Smith County, Texas. Aired in the US, Europe and Australia. • Silver Award - Chicago International Film Festival • United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro • Second Prize - American Film and Video Festival • U.S. Environmental Film Festival - A Sundance Project COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, MFA