Augusta Palmer

Brooklyn, New York, United States


Augusta Palmer is a filmmaker, scholar, and hoarder of ancient mixtapes. Her award-winning feature documentary, The Hand of Fatima, was described as “a combination of personal history and glorious music that is deeply compelling” by New York Magazine. Her fiction short, “A is for Aye”, screened at festivals from New York to New Zealand, and inspired a series of workshops at the New York Public Library. Her second documentary feature, The Blues Society (2023), won best documentary at the Oxford Film Festival and an Audience Award at Indie Memphis. Her fiction short, "Order My Steps" (2023) premiered at the Women Deliver Fest in Kigali, Rwanda, and has screened at over 15 festivals around the world. Palmer's work has been funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New York State Council on the Arts. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communication at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York.