Liz Canning
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Liz Canning’s 2019 feature directorial debut, MOTHERLOAD, has screened at over 600 venues and is now streaming on AppleTV and Prime Video. The film won the San Francisco Green Film Festival’s Audience Award and Best Director, Best International Documentary and Best Sound Design at the Hollywood North Film Festival. Liz and MOTHERLOAD were invited by The Napa Valley Film Festival to participate in their Artist in Residence program at the Meadowood Resort.

In 2019 Liz was hired by Link TV/KCET to launch Global Mosaic, a new series based on the Peabody Award-winning Mosaic program. Liz was Director/Host/Producer/ Writer/Editor/Camera/Animator on episode 1, Could Empowering Girls Transform the World?, about a growing consensus that educating and supporting girls and women creates a positive ripple effect and lifts up entire countries. The piece won a 2021 LA Emmy and was broadcast on PBS several times.

The 2007 doc, Girls Rock!, was released in theaters nationwide and featured animated montages throughout that were created by Liz to demonstrate cultural forces affecting young girls. Liz was part of a team that won the 2006 Sundance Special Jury Prize for American Blackout, (Editor/Co-Producer), a feature documentary on the historical suppression of black voters and the use of voting machines in the US presidential elections of 2000 and 2004.

Liz's 1995 short, Handmirror/Brush Set Included was broadcast on PBS and at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.

  • Motherload Trailer