Independent Multimedia Director
Katerina Cizek is a two-time Emmy-winning, internationally recognized leader and pioneer in digital media: documentary, interactive and journalism. Her work has documented the Digital Revolution, and has itself become part of the movement. For 20 years, she has worked across many media platforms: digital media, broadcasting (radio and television), print and live presentations/installations. She has built collaborations with a diverse range of community, academic and media partners to co-create art for social change. At the National Film Board of Canada, she has helped redefine the organization as one of the world’s leading digital content hubs. She is the director and creative force behind the NFB’s award-winning evolving digital documentary media project HIGHRISE, and she realized the acclaimed NFB Filmmaker-in-Residence program, winner of a Webby Award, among others.Cizek‘s earlier independent films include the Hampton-Prize winnerSeeing is Believing: Handicams, Human Rights and the News (co-directed with Peter Wintonick) and The Dead are Alive: Eyewitness in Rwanda, the first global television documentary (1995) made about the genocide. Her work has been seen by millions around the globe, through TV broadcasts and publishing on the web. She has travelled the world with her projects, teaching and lecturing about her innovative approaches to the documentary genre and digital media. She is currently a Visiting Artist at MIT, completing her final iteration of the NFB HIGHRISE documentary.