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Nancy Savoca, Fall 2022, Director, Producer, Screenwriter

Photo by Gerardo Somoza - © Reunion Pictures, LLC


Along with her numerous festival screenings and honors, Nancy Savoca’s films True Love and Household Saints are listed in The New York Times Guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made, and True Love was named one of the “50 Greatest Independent Films of All Time” by Entertainment Weekly. HBO’s If These Walls Could Talk won multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations and  Women in Film’s Lucy award. Reno: Rebel Without a Pause (Unrestrained Reflections on September 11th) was awarded the Seal for Peace & Liberty by the City of Florence, Italy, and Dirt, a bilingual dramedy about classand immigration won Best Director at LA’s Latino Film Festival and a Writer’s Guild nomination.

In 2019, Savoca’s archives were acquired by University of Michigan’s Film Mavericks Collection which holds the works of Orson Welles, Robert Altman, and her mentors John Sayles and Jonathan Demme. 

In Fall of 2022, Nancy Savoca  taught FTVM 304: Before You Say "Action": Preparing to Shoot. 

Mitchell Scholars (L to R) Aedin Seck, Alyssa Thomas, Maggie Granata, Nora Pasche, Zora Kwasnik, and Lauren Horne


On Monday, November 14, 2022, Filmmaker Nancy Savoca met with the 2022-23 cohort of Mitchell Scholars. During their session in the FTVM conference room, Savoca talked about her work in the Indie Film Industry, fielding a wide array of questions and sharing invaluable advice. Savoca later commented that she was "thrilled to meet our future storytellers."