susannah smith 
San Francisco, California


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2018, Bay Area Video Coalition National MediaMaker Fellowship

2017, SF Urban Film Fest, Shifting Queer Space (Curator, Panelist)

2016, Qulture Collective, 19th & Lexington ŸŸ(Curator, Group Show)

2016, Long Beach LGBTQ Film Festival, Women's Shorts
2015, Rochester Art Center, All Together Now
2015, SF Film Festival, Boomtown: Remaking San Francisco
2015, Wayfarers Gallery, Eulogy For a Dyke Bar (Group Show)
2015, AfterEllen, How San Francisco's Dyke March Turned into a Protest

2013, Bernal Heights Outdoor Film Festival, Closing Night 

2013, Queer Arts Festival, New Commission
2013, Utopian Film Festival, Shorts Program
2013, UC Critical Sustainabilities Research Group, featured project

2012, Graduate Student Leadership Program Certificate

2012, Porter College Graduate Art Award

2012, Florence French Scholarship

2012, Community Psychology Network Spring Symposium Presenter

Susannah Smith is a documentary filmmaker specializing in urban stories. In particular, she is interested in exploring the ways race and sexuality intersect with the politics of gentrification and sustainable cities. Her interest in urban neighborhoods and community began while growing up
in Washington, DC in the 1980s and ’90s. It has only

deepened after moving to San Francisco 18 years ago, and witnessing the complicated relationships in San Francisco’s Mission District. She is dedicated to creating films that are nuanced, based in social justice, and still bring a smile to your face. For fun, she gets her buddies to collaborate on playful lo-fi animations with cardboard, embraces the role of art teacher and spoiler extraordinaire to her nieces, makes jewelry, and posts ridiculous pics of her dog George to Instagram.