52nd edition

Lynn Shelton

Lynn Shelton spent a decade as an editor and an experimental and documentary filmmaker before writing and directing her first feature film. We Go Way Back premiered at Slamdance in 2006, where it picked up the Grand Jury Award for best narrative feature. Shelton’s second feature, My Effortless Brilliance, premiered at SXSW in 2008 and won her the 2009 Independent Spirit [Acura] Someone to Watch Award. Humpday, which won a Special Jury Prize for Independent Spirit in filmmaking at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, is Shelton’s third feature film.