Kat Cizek

Creative Director

Co-Creation Studio at MIT Open Documentary Lab

Katerina Cizek is a Peabody and two-time Emmy Award-winning documentarian working across emergent platforms. She is the artistic director and co-founder of the Co-Creation Studio at MIT Open Documentary Lab. At the studio she wrote (with Uricchio et al.) the world’s first field study on co-creating media called Collective Wisdom, which is forthcoming from MIT Press. For over a decade, Cizek worked as a documentary director at the National Film Board of Canada, transforming the organization into a world-leading digital hub, with the projects Highrise and Filmmaker-in-Residence. Both community-based and globally recognized, these two ground-breaking long-form digital projects garnered international awards and critical acclaim. Cizek is a member of the Directors’ Guild of Canada, has served as an advisor at CPH:DOX, ESoDoc and the Sundance Institute’s New Frontier Lab and Stories of Change Program. She is a founding member of the Guild of Future Architects, a member of the editorial collective at Immerse and a member of the Interactive Board of Jurors for the Peabody Awards.

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