Lana Wilson is an Emmy-winning and Spirit Award-nominated director, writer, and producer based in New York. Her most recent film, The Departure (2017), premiered in the World Documentary Competition at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and went on to be nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary. Her previous film, After Tiller (2013), premiered in the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, and went on to win an Emmy Award for Best Documentary. It was also nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary, four Cinema Eye Honors, a Satellite Award, and the Ridenhour Prize. After Tiller was released in theaters in over 50 cities in North America and the UK by Oscilloscope Laboratories and November Films. The film was named one of the five best documentaries of the year by the National Board of Review, and featured in "Best of 2013" lists in the LA Times, Village Voice, Indiewire, Artforum, and more. Flavorwire recently named it one of the "50 Best Documentaries of All Time." It has played at film festivals around the world, where it won awards including the Documentary Jury Prize at the Sarasota Film Festival and the Human Rights Award at the Full Frame Documentary Festival. Wilson also works in television. She wrote and produced the premiere episode of the documentary miniseries I Am Rebel, and was a story and post producer for several episodes of National Geographic Explorer. Previously, Wilson was the Film and Dance Curator of Performa, the New York biennial of new visual art performance. Wilson has been a featured guest on MSNBC, Huffington Post Live, Democracy Now, NPR's The Takeaway, WNYC's The Leonard Lopate Show, and many other programs. She has given talks at a range of contemporary art and film institutions, has taught classes and workshops at UnionDocs and DCTV, and is a MacDowell Fellow. She holds a B.A. in Film Studies and Dance from Wesleyan University.