Elizabeth Lo

Documentary Filmmaking Specialisation Mentor

Elizabeth Lo is an award-winning filmmaker whose works have been showcased internationally, including at the Sundance Film Festival, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), South by Southwest (SXSW), Tribeca, MoMA and New York Times Op-Docs. 

Her 2020 debut feature, Stray, which follows three stray dogs in Istanbul, won Best International Feature at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and received nominations from the Independent Spirit Awards, Critics Choice Documentary Awards, and Cinema Eye Honors. 

Stray premiered at Tribeca and was released theatrically by Magnolia Pictures and is now streaming on Hulu. 

Her short films, including Hotel 22, Bisonhead and Mother’s Day — have been acquired by colleges and libraries worldwide. 

Elizabeth has been featured in Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film,” DOC NYC’s “40 Under 40” List, and Cannes Lions’ “New Directors Showcase.” 

She is a recipient of artist fellowships at the Locarno Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, Yaddo and MacDowell artist residencies. She was selected for the Concordia Studio Fellowship and Gotham/HBO Documentary Development Initiative. 

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Elizabeth holds a BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and an MFA from Stanford University.