Festival Year: 2019

Cynthia Wade

Roles: Director, Producer

Cynthia Wade’s documentary Freeheld won a 2008 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject, Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, and 13 other awards. She was a lead producer on the fictionalized adaptation of Freeheld, starring Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Steve Carell and Michael Shannon, bought by Lionsgate at the 2014 Berlin Market. Wade’s award-winning HBO documentary Mondays at Racine was nominated for an Academy Award in 2013. Her award-winning HBO documentary Shelter Dogs was included in the Berlin Market in 2003 and was broadcast in ten countries. She is the director of the documentaries Grist for the Mill (1999, HBO), Born Sweet (2009), Living the Legacy (2009, Sundance Channel) and Generation Startup (2016, Netflix), and producer of The Gnomist (2015, CNN). She holds a BA from Smith College and an MA in Documentary Film Production from Stanford University. Wade has won over 45 film awards worldwide.

Festival Year: 2019



(US, 2018, 80min)