Liz Sargent is a Korean American adoptee and NY Emmy-winning writer/director. In her work Liz examines themes around adoption, disability and family.
Liz incorporates her background as a choreographer into her commercial and experimental work with films that have premiered at Venice Biennale Danza and Lincoln Center. Her short film STRANGERS’ REUNION was one of five films chosen by Ritz-Carlton and Hearst to be made with mentorship by Mike Figgis and production by RSA Hong Kong. It won best screenplay at Brand Film Festival and best diretor at Diversity in Cannes.
She won a Reel Sisters Fellowship 2022, Asian Women Giving Circle 2020, winner of the CAPE Julia S Gouw grant including a fellowship with Janet Yang Productions and CAPE. Liz is also the winner of the Korean American Stories ROAR Story Slam 2022 for her story 'Angel's Kiss'. She is making her break into TV directing with the Ryan Murphy's Half Initiative Mentorship and was a top 3 finalist for the SeriesFest Shondaland Directing Mentorship 2022.
Liz is a producer with Cyprian Films New York.
1st place winner
Korean American Story's
ROAR Story Slam
CAPE And Janet Yang Productions Announce Winners Of Julia S. Gouw Short Film Challenge.
ROAR Story Slam is an annual live storytelling competition where six finalists specially selected from our submission pool, will perform their unique, creative and authentic Korean American story.
Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival is the first Academy Qualifying Festival for Short narratives devoted to showcasing films produced, directed and written by women of color.
" If Sargent keeps this up, she’ll be nominated for bigger awards."
Slow Down: River to River is an experimental documentary about the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's 17th Annual River to River Festival. It features the work of Yoko Ono and Pam Tanowitz in addition to performances restaged for camera.
Talking strangers and surreal experiences with writer and director Liz Sargent.
Ahead of the documentary’s premiere on the ALL ARTS streaming app and broadcast channel, we caught up with Sargent to discuss the film, what it means to slow down in New York City and the process of representing ephemeral art forms.
Choreographer Pam Tanowitz and filmmaker Liz Sargent on the making of “DANCERS (Slightly Out of Shape)”