Judith Helfand is best known for her ability to take the dark worlds of chemical exposure, heedless corporate behavior and environmental injustice and make them personal, highly-charged and entertaining.
Judith has taught at University of Wisconsin (Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies), NYU’s Department of Undergraduate Film and Television and the New School University. She presents on a range of topics including introductory and advanced documentary production and storytelling,
Judith speaks with passion, experience and great depth of knowledge in the field. As Co-Founder and Creative Director of Chicken and Egg Pictures, since 2005 Judith has helped raise over $3.2 million in grants and provided over 4500 hours of mentorship to women filmmakers.
A committed field-builder and educator, Helfand co-founded Working Films, one of the nation’s first non-profits dedicated to engagement in 2009, and Chicken & Egg Pictures, a non-profit film fund dedicated to supporting women documentary directors with strategic grants and creative mentorship in 2005.