Julia Reichert is an Academy Award-winning American documentary filmmaker and radical feminist. Julia Reichert was nominated three times for the Academy Award for her documentary work, is winner of the Primetime Emmy Award, and received an Academy Award for her documentary AMERICAN FACTORY. She has directed both documentary and fiction features.
Her films have screened in major film festivals worldwide, including Sundance, New York, Telluride, Cannes, and Rotterdam. Her first five documentaries—GROWING UP FEMALE, METHADONE: AN AMERICAN WAY OF DEALING, UNION MAIDS, SEEING RED, and A LION IN THE HOUSE—were all broadcast on national PBS. THE LAST TRUCK (with Steven Bognar) premiered at Telluride and was an HBO special. The short SPARKLE won the audience award at Silverdocs and was broadcast nationally on PBS. Her most recent project is an experimental interactive nonfiction website, Reinvention Stories, also with Bognar and WYSO FM. GROWING UP FEMALE, which was her student project at Antioch College, was recently named to the National Film Registry.
Her films have screened theatrically around the US, playing in over 100 cities, and internationally in theaters and on television in dozens of countries. She is a proud co-founder of this distribution co-op New Day Films, a founder of the Independent Feature Project, a professor of film production at Wright State University, a mom, and a grandma.