ROSS SPEARS

James Agee Film Project, 6707 Wells Parkway, University Park, MD 20782, Phone: (301) 277-3880

e-mail: rspears@cstone.net— websites: www.ageefilms.org and www.appalachiafilm.org

EDUCATION

FILM EXPERIENCE & CREDITS

AWARDS

  • The Best Video of the Year Award, 2010 –— Booklist Magazine, American Library Association;

  • The Mountain Hero Award, The International Mountain Institute, Cosmos Club, 2009;

  • International Documentary Association, Best Documentary Series of the Year, Nomination, 2000;

  • Tennessee Governor’s Award in the Arts (1980) and the Humanities (1997);

  • Academy Award Nomination, 1981;

  • Lyndhurst Prize, 1982-1984;

  • Guggenheim Fellowship, 1981;

  • Blue Ribbons, American Film Festival, 1980 and 1992;

  • International Documentary Association, Best Documentary Feature of the Year, Nomination, 1992;

  • Crystal Heart Award, Heartland Film Festival, 1992;

  • Golden Globe Nomination, 1992;

  • Emmy Nomination, 1985;

  • First Annual Tennescene Maker Award, TN Film Commission, 1983;

  • Tennessee Arts Commission Artist Fellowships, 1980, 1985.