Chris Hegedus

Film Director, Pennebaker Hegedus Films

Chris Hegedus has been directing, shooting, and editing documentaries for over 40 years. She received the prestigious Directors Guild Award for Startup.com, chronicling the first internet boom and bust. Along with D.A. Pennebaker, she directed the 1992 Clinton campaign film The War Room, nominated for an Academy Award®. Other films include Elaine Stritch at Liberty (Emmy Awards), The Energy War series, Town Bloody Hall, Delorean, Moon over Broadway, Depeche Mode 101, Down from the Mountain, Only the Strong Survive, Al Franken: God Spoke, Kings of Pastry, and recently HBO's Unlocking the Cage, which was broadcast internationally and theatrically distributed in the US and Canada.

Hegedus' career awards include the International Documentary Association, Doc NYC, Critics Choice, Yale University, and the Golden Eagle CINE.


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News for: Chris Hegedus

Speaker at FiRe 2016 and 2019

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20 Years On, Pennebaker and Hegedus Return to The War Room
Posted on 26 May 2020 at 5:00pm

Only the Strong Survive
Posted on 26 May 2020 at 5:00pm

Documentary ‘Unlocking the Cage’ claims chimpanzees are persons too
Posted on 21 May 2020 at 5:00pm

Moon Over Jimi
Posted on 19 May 2020 at 5:00pm

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Posted on 18 Mar 2019 at 10:31am

AFI Docs Film Festival Will Go Virtual Amid Pandemic
Posted on 6 May 2020 at 6:01am

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Posted on 14 May 2020 at 2:11pm

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Inside Rose Byrne's summer of radical feminists, crazy conservatives, and hom...
Posted on 14 May 2020 at 11:17am



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