Vicky Funari

Moving Image, 2001

Vicky Funari is a documentary filmmaker, editor, and teacher.  She produced, directed, and edited the documentaries MAQUILÁPOLIS (2006) and Paulina (1998); and she directed and edited Live Nude Girls Unite! (2000). These critically acclaimed films have screened in preeminent film festivals, including Sundance, Locarno, Havana, Rotterdam, SXSW, and Tribeca. They have won many awards and have aired on PBS, HBO/Cinemax, and the Sundance Channel. Funari also directed the MAQUILÁPOLIS binational Community Outreach Campaign (2006-2009), using that film in conjunction with activist organizations to promote dialogue and change. Funari’s editing work includes the 2012 documentary Strong!, directed by Julie Wyman. Funari is a Guggenheim Fellow and a MacDowell Colony Fellow. She is currently directing two documentaries about water bodies:  one, now in post-production, tells a story of healthy aging, community, and ladies in a pool; the other, in development, is about American rivers and their environmental and human histories.
Liz Cohen at David Klein Gallery

Awards and Accomplishments

2004: Funari receives a New World Foundation grant

2004: Funari receives a National Endowment for the Arts Creativity Grant

2001: Funari receives a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship

2001: _Maquilapolis_ receives a Creative Work Fund Grant