Katie Galloway
Galloway director photo 2018

KATIE is a filmmaker and investigative reporter whose work explores the intersections of institutional power, civil rights and political activism. Her feature documentary THE RETURN, the third in a trilogy on the 21st century American justice system, follows the release of thousands of “lifers” after a historic 2012 reform. BETTER THIS WORLD tells the story of two Texas men charged with domestic terrorism after being entrapped by an FBI informant posing as a radical activist. PRISON TOWN looks at the legacy of the prison boom in Susanville, where more residents are incarcerated than free. Her short films have run in NYT’s OpDocs series, Field of Vision, Mother Jones, USA Today, The Marshall Project, and more. Her work has been shown at New York’s MoMA, Lincoln Center, BFI London, Sundance, SXSW and TriBeCa and have received the Writer’s Guild of America’s Best Documentary Screenplay Award, Gotham Independent Film’s Best DocAward, IDA’s Creative Achievement Award, Best Documentary prizes at San Francisco International, Tribeca Film Festival and the Imagen Awards. She has received six National Emmy nominations, a Peabody nomination and a Best Doc nom from IDA. A three time Sundance fellow, former Fledgling Fund and Film Independent Fellow and Filmmaker-in-Residence at UC Berkeley’s Investigative Reporting Program, Galloway taught filmmaking at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism and at UC Berkeley, where she has a PhD in Politics. She's currently on Interpol's watchlist.