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Chosen by Indiewire as one of "8 More Female Cinematographers You Should Know About", director of photography Laela Kilbourn has accumulated documentary feature credits including "Swim Team", which won Best Cinematography at the Wales International Documentary Festival. She has filmed six Sundance Film Festival hits: the Peabody Award winning "How to Dance in Ohio"; "American Teen"; the Emmy-nominated "Word Wars"; and her additional cinematography on "Hot Coffee", "Unrest", and the Oscar-winning "20 Feet From Stardom". She also shot "Sync or Swim", winner of the Billie Award for Journalism from the Women's Sports Foundation; and History's eleven part docuseries "Sandhogs". She has worked on projects for HBO, FX, NBC, AMC, A&E, PBS, Nick Jr., NickMom, ESPN, History, MTV, VH1, WeTV, Trio, TruTV, and TV One. Her narrative work includes the award-winning "June Weddings" as well as "Hic! Open a Door in the USA", winner of the BAMKids Film Festival Best Live Action Short Award and Prix Jeunesse International Finalist, and she was additional camera on the acclaimed FX series "The Americans" and on HBO's "Divorce". Laela is a member of the International Cinematographers Guild, New York Women in Film & Television, and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Emmy Awards), and has served as a juror for the Brooklyn International Film Festival, Documentary Feature Awards, as a panelist on "The Female Perspective: Women in Cinematography" at the Canon Creative Studio, and as a guest speaker at The New School, Department in Media Studies & Film, Graduate Certificate in Documentary Media Studies. She has a degree in social anthropology from Harvard University.

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Winner of the Best Cinematography Award for "Swim Team" at the Wales International Documentary Festival 2017.

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