Yance Ford

Moving Image, 2012

Director and Producer Yance Ford was one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 2011 25 New Faces of Independent Film. He is a Sundance Documentary Film Program Fellow, recipient of a 2012 Creative Capital Award & Theo Westenberger Award and a MacDowell Colony fellow. From 2002 to 2012 Ford was Series Producer of POV where his work curating the acclaimed documentary garnered 16 Emmy Nominations. Yance is a graduate of Hamilton College and the Production Workshop at Third World Newsreel.


Awards and Accomplishments


Strong Island receives additional support from the Just Films initiative of Ford Foundation for post production.


Yance Ford is chosen to be among the first cohort of Ford Foundation "Just Film Fellows."


Strong Island receives production and post production support from the MacArthur Foundation.


Ford's Strong Island receives support from the Ford Foundations' Just Films Fund


Ford is a resident at the MacDowell Colony in January & February 2012 with her Creative Capital project Strong Island