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Lynn Hershman Leeson

Lynn Hershman Leeson

Lynn Hershman-Leeson 's first feature film, Conceiving Ada, starring Tilda Swinton, Karen Black, and Timothy Leary was shown at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival, The Toronto International Film Festival, The Berlin International Film Festival, Montreal Festival of New Cinema, Riocinne and 35 other festivals worldwide. It received the award of Outstanding Achievement in Drama from the Festival of Electronic Cinema in Japan as well as the Iomega Award for Technical Innovation and the National Education Media Festival award for Outstanding Technical Innovation. Pioneering digital processes were used to create virtual sets for this film. Conceiving Ada was released by Fox Lorber in February, 1999 and on DVD in February 2000 She was the first woman to receive a tribute and retrospective at the San Francisco International Film Festival (1994) and was awarded the ZKM/Seimens Media Arts Award in 1995. In 1998 she was a Sundance Screenwriter Fellow and was also honored with the Flintridge Foundation Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts. In 1999 she was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award, and she received the prestigious Golden Nica Prix Ars Electronica in Austria. Her artwork is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, The National Gallery of Canada, The ZKM Mediammuseum, The Hess Collection and others.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Lynn Hershman Leeson Facts

OccupationDirector, Writer

Selected Filmography

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