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Ashley York, M.F.A.

Adjunct Associate Professor

Affiliated Divisions:

Media Arts + Practice Division

Work Phone: 213.821.5700
Office: SCI 101M

Ashley York is a journalist and filmmaker who is committed to a feminist approach. She has worked on Academy Award®-winning teams and on projects that have won top honors and premiered at the Sundance, Los Angeles, Berlin, and SXSW film festivals. She produced "My Kind of Country," a new music documentary series by Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine for Apple TV+. She also produced HBO's Emmy-nominated documentary series, "We're Here." Her film, "Hillbilly," won a London Foreign Press Award, the Grand Jury prize for Best Documentary at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and a Michael Moore Award for Best Documentary at the Traverse City Film Festival. She directed and produced the Netflix Original Documentary "Tig," an Official Selection of the Sundance Film Festival, Hot Docs, IDFA, the Istanbul Documentary Festival, and Outfest. Her work has been recognized for its commitment to highlighting women and girls and received an Emmy Award nomination in the category of New Approaches to News and Documentary Film as well as the Governors' Award from the Academy of Arts & Sciences. She has collaborated with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, the International Crisis Group, and the Alliance for Media Arts + Culture. She was featured in Variety as a “filmmaker to watch.” Her most recent film was commissioned by the Smithsonian and featured in its FUTURES Exhibition in 2022.