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Dword_avatar Andrea Swift
(Professional)

Bio

Public Bio

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