Nina Gilden Seavey

Nina Gilden Seavey is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and a nearly 30-year veteran of the documentary world. Her films can be seen in theaters, on television, in ancillary media, and in museum exhibitions across the globe.

Seavey is the director of The Documentary Center in the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University, which she founded in 1990.  In 2002, she became the Founding Director of SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival (now AFI Docs). She continued with the festival as Executive Producer until 2009.  Seavey is also the co-director of the Center for Innovative Media at GW. She holds the academic rank of Research Professor of History and Media and Public Affairs.  In 2012 she was named one of the top 50 journalism professors in the U.S.

Seavey’s films have appeared in domestic and international festivals and have won numerous awards including 5 National Emmy nominations (one statue awarded), the Erik Barnouw Prize for Best Historical Film of the Year, The Golden Hugo, Cine Special Jury Prize, The Italian National Olympic Cup for Best Sports Film, among many others.