I studied English and Gender Studies at Oberlin College, and queer theory in Sydney, Australia. After college I moved to Portland, OR, founded the drag king troupe DK PDX, and spent the next few years touring with them.
Then I went to film school and started directing music videos for bands like Athens Boys Choir, Scream Club, Nicky Click and Caught in Candy, several of which hit the Top Ten on Logo TV. I was also the lead editor/co-writer of the documentary feature United in Anger: A History of ACT UP, which is currently looping around the festival circuit, be sure to check it out when it comes to your town.
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Ali Cotterill is an independent filmmaker and editor based in Brooklyn, NY. Her films have screened internationally at 100+ festivals and been broadcast on Logo and Current TV. You can keep up with her at www.alicotterill.com
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United in Anger: Best Documentary, Grand Jury Prize, Milan Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, 2012 (as editor)
United in Anger: Best Documentary, Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival, 2012 (as editor)
Fagette: Best Trans Short Film, Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival, 2010
EZ Heeb: Logo TV, The Click List, Top Ten Music Videos, 2010
At Least I Tried: Logo TV, The Click List, Top Ten Music Videos, 2009
Losing 1983: 2nd place documentary, Next Frame Film Festival, 2008
Losing 1983: Outstanding Achievement in Film and Video, Art Institute of Portland, 2007