Liz Nord is a documentary filmmaker and multi-platform producer who has created and shown work across the globe. She is currently a Senior Producer at the Sundance Institute, where she produces intensive courses, master classes, and mentoring for a new digital expression of the Sundance Labs and Festival aimed at opening access to and creating meaningful learning experiences for emerging storytellers from around the world.
Most recently, she served as the Editor-in-Chief and Lead Producer at No Film School, the world's largest online filmmaking community publication, where she co-hosted the popular and highly rated Indie Film Weekly podcast.
She is currently producing the transmedia documentary, Jerusalem Unfiltered, with web, mobile, live, and traditional film components. Her first film, Jericho Echo: Punk Rock In The Holy Land, a critically acclaimed documentary about young Israeli musicians, screened at over 100 festivals and venues worldwide and has been viewed by over 100,000 people. In 2009, she shot a short documentary on-location in Haiti for musician Wyclef Jean’s charitable organization, Yele Haiti. In 2008, she ran MTV's Street Team, an Emmy Award-winning project wherein 51 state-based citizen journalists covered the 2008 presidential elections from a youth perspective, across all media platforms: web, mobile, broadcast and virtual. This effort contributed to the most influential youth vote in U.S. history. Liz is also a media educator, lecturer, and columnist. She has spoken and written extensively on a wide range of creativity and media-related topics, notably as a TED speaker at TEDxDumbo, and as a writer for the PBS POV blog.