"Director Liz Nord is a fierce, youthful visionary."
Liz Nord is a documentary filmmaker and multi-platform producer who has created and shown work across the globe. She is currently a Senior Producer at the Sundance Institute, where she produces intensive courses, master classes, and mentoring for a new digital expression of the Sundance Labs and Festival aimed at opening access to and creating meaningful learning experiences for emerging storytellers from around the world.
Most recently, she served as the Editor-in-Chief and Lead Producer at No Film School, the world's largest online filmmaking community publication, where she co-hosted the popular and highly rated Indie Film Weekly podcast.
Her first film, Jericho’s Echo: Punk Rock In The Holy Land, a critically acclaimed documentary about rebellious young Israeli musicians, screened at over 100 festivals and venues worldwide.
In her multi-platform work, she partnered with transmedia pioneer Lance Weiler as director of Lyka's Adventure Labs, experiential science and tech workshops for elementary students for a project that includes a plush toy, mobile app, and book series.
Other notable projects include running MTV's Street Team ’08: an Emmy Award-winning project wherein 51 state-based citizen journalists covered the 2008 presidential elections from a youth perspective, across all media platforms, contributing to the most influential youth vote in U.S. history; and shooting a short documentary on-location in Haiti for musician Wyclef Jean’s charitable organization, Yele Haiti.
Liz is also an active member of the Film Fatales collective, and has spoken and written extensively on a wide range of creativity and media-related topics, notably as a TED speaker at TEDxDumbo, as a multiple-time SXSW presenter, and as a writer for PBS's POV blog.
She is currently developing a children's TV show and producing the transmedia documentary Jerusalem Unfiltered which includes online and live components as well as the feature film Battle for Jerusalem.
Liz moved to New York from the San Francisco Bay Area, where she ran a youth media organization and helped develop a national media literacy curriculum with the US Department of Education. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Women in Film and Media.