Alice Elliott

A photo of Alice Elliott, an older woman with light skin and shoulder-length grey hair wearing a black tank top and scarf, smiling widely at the camera, sitting in front of a bookshelf.

Alice Elliott is an Academy Award-nominated documentary director of The Collector of Bedford Street. Her second film in a trilogy with Collector is the PBS Award-winning documentary Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy. She’s in production on the third film, Carrie On, about Carrie Bergeron, a motivational speaker and self-advocate with Down syndrome.

Miracle on 42nd Street, a documentary Elliott directed about affordable housing for artists, made its world premiere at the DOC NYC Festival in 2017. The film received a National Endowment for the Arts Grant and a 2020 NY Emmy Award.

She completed Accommodation, three short films about accessibility on college campuses, and directed and wrote a web series of short videos for self-advocates, ACTIVATE HERE!  Currently, she is co-director of Emmy Award winner Jason Dasilva’s feature debut, The Dismantled.

A twenty-year member of the cooperative, filmmaker-owned distribution company New Day Films, recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and owner of Welcome Change Productions, she enjoys combining storytelling and social justice to create change in her films, business, and teaching.

Through her monthly newsletter and social media presence, she shares quality D/deaf and disability media.

She is the Area Head of Documentary Studies and an Associate Arts Professor at New York University and is currently developing an app on the history of disability rights.

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