Dawn Logsdon

Director/Producer Dawn Logsdon’s career has been dedicated to helping make films about civic issues and city life, particularly at the neighborhood level. She has directed or edited many documentaries about complex communities or movements that have multiple characters and a sweeping historical scope. She is currently in post-production on her NEH-funded film, Free for All: Inside the Public Library. She previously directed and produced Faubourg Treme: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans (2008) which premiered at Tribeca, won the SFIFF Golden Gate Award for Best Documentary, and was a PBS Black History Month Feature Presentation three years in a row. She co-directed and edited the award-winning Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton (2013) and Steel and Velvet (2006). Her many editing credits include the Sundance Award-winning Paragraph 175 by Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Freidman, Academy Award-nominated Weather Underground by Sam Green, Emmy award-winning Have You Heard from Johannesburg? by Connie Field, and the Peabody award-winning The Castro. Her short films include Tomboy, which was exhibited at the Whitney Museum and aired on PBS. Dawn’s honors include a Soros OSI Media Fellowship, California Arts Council Artist Residency, BAVC Media Maker Award, Djerassi Artist Residency, Louisiana Division of the Arts Fellowship, New Orleans Contemporary Art Center Artist Fellowship, and the New Orleans Arts Council Award.