FILMMAKER | EDUCATOR | PROGRAMMER
Everyone should have the opportunity to tell their own story.
I approach documentary filmmaking as an instrument for transformation. It's the intersection of art and journalism, a junction that is an endlessly fascinating and still-evolving place.
Non-fiction storytelling helps us understand our relationship with each other and the world, which is an involuntary act. Humankind has been doing it since sitting around fires in caves. It's a primal instinct that feeds a universal hunger.
The three legs of my work interconnect: making films that tell compelling stories, sharing them with others as a festival programmer, and teaching and supporting others filmmakers who want to bring their stories to the screen.
Linda Moroney is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, programmer, and educator.
Currently, Linda’s producing and directing a short documentary about Election Day 2020, filmed at suffragist gravesites in five New York state cemeteries as the second part of the Women and the Vote NYS project. Previously, she produced and directed ELECTION DAY 2016, a short documentary shown at the Inaugural Meet the Press Film Festival with the American Film Institute in 2017 and licensed by NBC.
Linda also serves as a producer on The Faith Journal Project. This art installation combines self-portraits, animated clips, artwork, and quotes from journal entries created by Faith Hubley between 1978 and 2001 and crafted, curated, and assembled by Emily Hubley.
In 2019, Linda produced and directed the Emmy Award-winning film TURN THE PAGE that explores the fractured relationship between incarcerated parents and their children through the lens of a literacy program called Storybook. Co-produced with Crystal Pix, TURN THE PAGE aired nationally across public television.
For Lemle Pictures, Linda served as a producer on THE LAST DALAI LAMA?, which screened theatrically across North America during 2017. She was also associate producer RAM DASS FIERCE GRACE, which Newsweek named one of the five best non-fiction films of 2002 and aired nationally on PBS.
Since 2012, Linda has programmed the One Take Documentary Series and Film Festival at the historic Little Theatre in Rochester, NY. Previously, she has programmed for the Greentopia|FILM festival, 360|365 Film Festival, Rochester/High Falls Film Festival, Rochester International Jazz Festival, and George Eastman House.
As an educator, Linda teaches documentary filmmaking courses at St. John Fisher College. She is the founder of the Rochester Documentary Filmmakers Group and co-founder of the Rochester Teen Film Festival. To support Rochester-based documentary filmmakers, Linda also established the annual Election Day Grant.
Linda’s filmmaking career began in the animation studio of Academy Award winner Faith Hubley. She worked on the last six of Hubley’s animated films and as an associate producer on Emily Hubley’s SET SET SPIKE (Sundance 2001).