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Eliza Hittman

Assistant Professor

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School of Art
Eliza Hittman is an award-winning filmmaker, born and based in Brooklyn, NY. Her most recent feature Never Rarely Sometimes Always premiered in the International Competition at the 2020 Berlin Film Festival where it won the Silver Bear. It premiered in the US Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival. It was nominated for 7 Independent Spirit Awards, and won a New York Critics Circle Award for Best Screenplay and Best Actress. Her film Beach Rats premiered in the US Dramatic Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, where she won the Directing Award. It premiered internationally at Locarno in the Golden Leopard Competition and was the Centerpiece Film at New Directors / New Films. It was the winner of the Artios Award for Outstanding Achievement in Casting, Outstanding Screenwriting in a U.S. Feature at Outfest, and the London Critics’ Circle Film Award for Young British/Irish Performer of the Year. She is the a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. She has also written and directed for television. Her credits include High Maintenance (HBO), 13 Reasons Why (Netflix), and A Friend of the Family (Peacock).
MFA, 2010, Film / Video, California Institute of the Arts