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Nina Davenport

Réalisateur/trice, Documentariste


Après son diplôme à l’Université de Harvard en 1990, Nina Davenport termine son premier film Hello Photo qui fut couronné Meilleur documentaire au Festival International du Film de Melbourne. Ses autres films incluent Always a Bridesmaid, et Parallel Lines. Operation Filmmaker est son quatrième film documentaire.


Short Biography:
After graduating from Harvard University in 1990, Nina Davenport completed her first film Hello Photo which won best documentary at Melborne International Film Festival. Other films include Always a Bridesmaid, and Parallel Lines. Operation Filmmaker is her fourth documentary film.

Director’s Biography:

After studying photography and filmmaking at Harvard College, Nina Davenport completed her first film Hello Photo, a poetic travel documentary about India, which premiered at Rotterdam and won « Best Documentary » at the Melbourne International Film Festival.

Her second film Always a Bridesmaid – described by the Hollywood Reporter as « dripping with artistic merit » – was autobiographical, and aired on Cinemax/HBO and Channel Four in the U.K.

Davenport’s third feature, Parallel Lines, a lyrical road movie about the private stories and personal grief of Americans in the aftermath of September 11th, premiered at IDFA (The International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam) in the Joris Ivens competition, and subsequently aired on the BBC’s « Storyville. »

Operation Filmmaker, her most recent film, first screened as a work-in-progress at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in 2007, where it won the prestigious KNF Dutch Film Critics Award, and later premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Davenport’s unique and personal style of documentary has earned her numerous filmmaking awards and grants. She grew up in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and lives in New York City.
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