Emma Francis-Snyder

Emma Francis-Snyder is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Her directorial debut, TAKEOVER premiered at Tribeca and was shortlisted for an Academy Award and nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy. TAKEOVER was also featured as Vimeo’s Best New Creator in 2021 and shortlisted for the IDA and Cinema Eye awards. She is a 2020 Ford Foundation: Just Films and Open Society Foundation grantee.

Snyder: “As a director, I aim to share positive stories of resistance, celebrate our collective successes, and shed light on the incredible courage and sacrifice of those who fought for our most basic human rights. Having been moved to action by film in my own life, I believe deeply in the power of filmmaking to inspire viewers to take action to shape the world and to fight for the dignity of all people.”