Judith Helfand’s films have premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, with national broadcasts on PBS (POV), HBO and The Sundance Channel. They include: The Uprising of ’34, the Sundance award winning and twice Emmy-nominated, Blue Vinyl, its Peabody Award-winning prequel, A Healthy Baby Girl, and Everything’s Cool. She has directed branded content for Frankfurt Kurnit, New York Times, and the Women’s Funding Network.
A committed field-builder and educator, Helfand co-founded Working Films in 1999, and Chicken & Egg Pictures in 2005. As part of her work at Chicken & Egg Pictures, where Helfand was Creative Director for almost a decade, she was a Producer on the Oscar-nominated, Dupont-winning short, The Barber of Birmingham, and Executive Producer for the award-winning films Semper Fi: Always Faithful, Private Violence and Hot Girls Wanted. In 2007, Judith received a United States Artist Fellowship, one of 50 awarded annually to “America’s finest living artists.” In 2016, she was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
She is currently in post on two films: Cooked, a feature documentary about extreme heat, the politics of disaster and survival by zip code, and Love & Stuff, a film about becoming a “new” mom at 50.