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John Fiege

Director/Cinematographer
Fiege Films
John Fiege is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer based in Austin, Texas, where he is currently in post-production on Above All Else, a feature-length documentary about the Keystone XL pipeline. Mississippi Chicken, his intimate portrait of immigrants working in the poultry industry, was nominated for a Gotham Award for “The Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You.” Variously described as “immersive,” “saturated,” “patient,” and “precise,” his distinct cinematic approach translates the political into the personal in both his documentary and fiction work. His films have played at the Cannes Film Festival, MoMA, Miami International Film Festival, and Austin Film Festival, among many others. His film awards include the Princess Grace Special Project Grant, the Princess Grace Award, Kodak’s Eastman Scholarship, the Texas Filmmakers’ Production Fund Grant, and the Carole Fielding Documentary Award. He occasionally teaches in the film school at the University of Texas at Austin.