Sam Ball’s documentaries have been widely exhibited at museums, cinematheques and film festivals around the world, including some of America’s most prestigious venues for independent film, ranging from the Sundance Film Festival to the Museum of Modern Art – New York.
ABOUT CITIZEN FILM
Citizen Film is a not-for-profit production company dedicated to crafting documentaries with care and dignity. We collaborate with cultural institutions, community organizations and independent producers to create films and online media that foster active engagement in cultural and civic life.
Sophie Constantinou has earned international acclaim for tackling difficult subjects with artistry and sensitivity. Her directing credits include Divided Loyalties (Golden Gate Award, 1998 SF International Film Festival), a personal exploration of the conflict in Cyprus and Between the Lines, a lyrical documentary about women who cut themselves. Her cinematography credits include PBS’s award-winning Maquilapolis, about the movement to change labor practices in US-Mexican border factories; HBO’s Unchained Memories, which tells the stories of former slaves, using their testimony from the WPA archives; PBS’ Presumed Guilty, a portrait of a Public Defender’s office; and KQED’s Emmy-winning Home Front, about evictions in San Francisco’s Mission District.
Kate Stilley Steiner
Kate Stilley Steiner heads the editorial arm of Citizen Film. An editor for 17 years, her credits include the feature-length documentaries Wired for What for PBS, End of a Legend for The Learning Channel; Throwing Curves, about industrial designer Eva Zeisel, the first artist honored with a one-woman show at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; That’s a Family! and Let’s Get Real for Groundspark – a pair of acclaimed documentaries shown to hundreds of thousands of teens across the country to spark straight-talking classroom discussions about bullying. Kate’s editing work on other award-winning documentaries includes The Story of Mother’s and Daughters for ABC Television; Fox Television’s Emmy-winning Loyalty and Betrayal: The Story Of The American Mob; and the Academy Award nominated Freedom on my Mind. Kate has co-produced and edited many documentaries designed to engage communities and mobilize change, including One Wedding and a Revolution, about the first gay wedding at San Francisco’s City Hall.
Research & Production Assistant
Citizen Film interns are involved in all stages of documentary film production, from development through distribution. Upon completion of the program, interns are equipped with a broader understanding of how each task fits into an efficient, high quality documentary film production process.
SUMMER 2015 INTERNSHIP APPLICATION CLOSED
Thank you for your interest in Citizen Film! If you would like to apply for Fall 2015, please review the internship description and check back here in July.