Yvonne Welbon

Name: Yvonne Welbon


Yvonne Welbon is a Chicago based award-winning independent filmmaker and freelance producer. Since 1991, she has made eight films and produced a dozen others. Her independent films have screened on PBS, Starz/Encore, TV-ONE, IFC, Bravo, the Sundance Channel and in over one hundred film festivals around the world.

Yvonne Welbon received an undergraduate degree in History from Vassar College. Thereafter, she spent six years in Taipei, Taiwan, where she taught English, learned Mandarin Chinese, and founded and published a premiere arts magazine. She returned to the United States and completed a Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. She is also a graduate of the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women.


Living With Pride: Ruth Ellis @ 100 has won ten best documentary awards — including the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary. Her ongoing Sundance Documentary Fellow project is Sisters in Cinema, a documentary, website and forth-coming book based on her doctoral dissertation about the history of African American women feature film directors.
Her freelance producer projects include: John Pierson’s Split Screen, Zeinabu irene Davis’ Sundance dramatic competition feature Compensation, Cheryl Dunye’s HBO film Stranger Inside, Thomas Allen Harris’ Berlin Int’l Film Festival award-winning documentary É Minha Cara/That’s My Face, and Catherine Crouch’s directorial debut Stray Dogs, starring Guinevere Turner.


2003 – Sisters in Cinema (Documentary)
2003 – The Taste of Dirt (Short)
1999 – Living with Pride: Ruth C. Ellis @ 100 (Documentary)
1997 – Split Screen (TV Series)
1996 – Remembering Wei-Yi Fang, Remembering Myself (Short)
1994 – Missing Relations (Short)
1993 – Sisters in the Life: First Love (Video short)
1992 – The Cinematic Jazz of Julie Dash (Short)
1992 – Monique

2016 – Spirits of Rebellion: Black Cinema at UCLA (Documentary) (associate producer)
2014 – Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (producer – 1 episode)
2013 – The New Black (Documentary) (producer)
2007 – Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home (Documentary) (executive producer)
2007 – Scale: Measuring Might in the Media Age (Video documentary) (producer)
2007 – The Water Front (Documentary) (associate producer) / (producer)
2003 – Sisters in Cinema (Documentary) (producer)
2002 – Stray Dogs (producer)
2001 – That’s My Face (Documentary) (co-producer)
2001 – Stranger Inside (TV Movie) (associate producer)
1999 – One Small Step (Short) (producer)
1999 – Living with Pride: Ruth C. Ellis @ 100 (Documentary) (producer)
1999 – Compensation (associate producer)
1996 – Remembering Wei-Yi Fang, Remembering Myself (Short) (producer)
1995 – Mother of the River (Short) (associate producer)
1992 – Monique (producer)


2018 – Sisters In The Life

*Information retrieved from IMDB, Wikipedia, and or Artists website*

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