Independent filmmaker receives 2012 Burton Blatt Institute Prize for Arts Leadership

The 2012 Burton Blatt Institute Prize for Arts Leadership has been awarded to Sharon Greytak, an independent filmmaker and film professor at the College of Visual and Performing Arts, for her entire body of work and its importance to the international arts community.

 Sharon Greytak, Recipient of 2012 BBI Prize for Arts LeadershipThe 2012 Burton Blatt Institute Prize for Arts Leadership has been awarded to Sharon Greytak, an independent filmmaker and film professor at the College of Visual and Performing Arts, for her entire body of work and its importance to the international arts community. The Stone Canoe journal and BBI award the prize annually to an artist or individual whose body of work promotes or exemplifies the value of inclusiveness within the arts community of Upstate New York.

Greytak has written, produced, and directed feature-length fiction films, documentaries, and experimental shorts. Greytak’s newest feature film is Archaeology of a Woman, starring Oscar nominated/Golden Globe winner Sally Kirkland, and Tony winner Victoria Clark. Her films also include the award-winning international documentary Losing It, exploring quality of life issues and physical disability. Greytak has used a wheelchair since contracting rheumatoid arthritis during childhood.

Related News:

  • Read Greytak’s biography here.

  • Read an SU Magazine story about Greytak here.

  • Read more about the awards here.