Aademy Award-nominated filmmaker Tia Lessin is the director and producer, with Carl Deal, of Trouble the Water (winner of the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize, the Gotham Independent Film Award and the Full Frame Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize) and of Citizen Koch which was shortlisted for the 2015 Oscars. Her documentary short Behind the Labels won the Sidney Hillman Award for Broadcast Journalism.
Tia produced Michael Moore’s last film Where To Invade Next (shortlisted for the 2016 Oscars), co-produced Palme d’Or–winning Fahrenheit 9/11, Academy Award-winning Bowling for Columbine, and Capitalism: A Love Story and line produced Martin Scorsese’s Emmy and Grammy winning film No Direction Home: Bob Dylan. Her work producing the series The Awful Truth earned her two Emmy nominations, one arrest, and a lifetime ban from Disneyland. Tia is TCFF board vice president.