About the Filmmaker...

Heather Tenzer is an award-winning filmmaker and video journalist based in New York City. She produces, directs and edits documentaries, educational films and other non-fiction work.

Her work has earned Telly Awards, CINE Golden Eagle Awards, Freddie Awards and recognition by the American Library Association. 

Tenzer is the recipient of a grant from the Jerome Foundation as well as an Individual Artist Grant by the New York State Council on the Arts.  She has received grants from the Queens Council on the Arts and social justice foundations. Her film Mensch broadcast on WNET and her films have screened at many festivals including: Next Frame, the Jewish Women’s Film Festival and Humboldt International Film Festival.

Tenzer holds a Masters in Documentary Film from Stanford University and a Bachelor’s from Oberlin College.