Festival Year: 2018

Rebecca Cammisa

Roles: Director, Producer

Director, producer, and shooter Rebecca Cammisa’s first feature documentary film, Sister Helen, aired on HBO, and went on to win the 2002 Sundance Film Festival’s Documentary Directing Award. Sister Helen also received an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Cultural and Artistic Programming and an Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary Film Award nomination by the Directors Guild of America. In 2003, Rebecca Cammisa founded Documentress Films, teamed up with Mr. Mudd Productions, and began developing the 2010 Oscar®-nominated documentary, Which Way Home for which she received a Fulbright Fellowship for Filmmaking. Which Way Home was nominated for a 2010 Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary, and received four Emmy® nominations. It went on to win a News & Documentary Emmy® Award for Outstanding Informational Programming and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards Grand Prize. Rebecca was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for Filmmaking, and in 2011, she directed and produced the HBO documentary God is the Bigger Elvis, which received an Oscar® nomination for Best Documentary Short Subject. Rebecca’s newest film, Atomic Homefront, has received numerous grants, including a Sundance Documentary Fund Production grant and a MacArthur Foundation Media grant. The film will premiere at AFI Docs Film Festival this June in Washington, D.C.

Festival Year: 2018


Atomic Homefront

(US, 2017, 96min)