Yance Ford

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Yance Ford

Yance Ford

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Yance Ford

Date of Birth

Birthday: April 13
Birthplace: Long Island, New York City, New York

Yance Ford is a director/producer based in New York City.

His debut film "Strong Island" won a Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize and the Gotham Award for Best Documentary and the Black Film Critics Circle Award for Best Doc. "Strong Island" was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 90th Academy Awards, where Ford made history as the first openly transgender director nominated for the Oscar. "Strong Island" won the Primetime Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking.

Yance Ford is a director/producer based in New York City.

His debut film "Strong Island" won a Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize and the Gotham Award for Best Documentary and the Black Film Critics Circle Award for Best Doc. "Strong Island" was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 90th Academy Awards, where Ford made history as the first openly transgender director nominated for the Oscar. "Strong Island" won the Primetime Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking.

Ford is a MacDowell fellow, a member of the Sundance Institute Collective, and was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2019. His profile of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich can be seen in the Netflix series Trial by Media. Ford directed the 90's: Culture Wars episode of the FX series Pride.

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Awards & Nominations

1 Nomination | 1 Emmy
Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking - 2018
  • Winner
  • Yance Ford, Produced by
  • Strong Island
  • Netflix
  • Yanceville Films, LLC and Louverture Films, LLC

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Joslyn Barnes, Yance Ford, Amanda Lichtenberg, and Rachelle Mendez at the 2018 Creative Arts Ball. 

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Joslyn Barnes and Yance Ford accept award at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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Joslyn Barnes and Yance Ford on the red carpet at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys.

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