Sally Rubin

Sally Rubin is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker and professor. She recently completed a commissioned piece for the Smithsonian, APPALACHIAN FUTURES. In 2021, she released her new animated documentary, MAMA HAS A MUSTACHE, which has played at Outfest, the San Francisco International Film Festival, MountainFilm, and was awarded a Perspective Fund Impact grant and a Project Hatched Chicken and Egg grant. Her past work includes directorial credits such as HILLBILLY, THE LAST MOUNTAIN, DEEP DOWN, and LIFE ON THE LINE, which have streamed/broadcast on Hulu, Netflix, Independent Lens, Al Jazeera, and PBS. She has done producing, writing, and editing on films that have aired on Frontline, HBO, and the Sundance Channel. Rubin has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Fledgling Fund, among others. Her films have screened at top festivals including the LA Film Festival, DOC NYC, Big Sky, and the American Documentary Showcase. A graduate of Stanford’s documentary program, Rubin is a judge for the Emmy Awards, the International Documentary Awards, and a proudly out, queer professor at Chapman University.