Julia Reichert is professor in the department of community health and professor of motion pictures in the theater arts department at Wright State University. She has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary, for the films Seeing Red and Union Maids. Her five documentaries GROWING UP FEMALE, METHADONE - AN AMERICAN WAY OF DEALING, UNION MAIDS, SEEING RED and A LION IN THE HOUSE were all broadcast on national PBS. Reichert has, throughout her career, been dedicated to building the independent film community regionally and nationally. She co-founded New Day Films, a distribution co-operative for independent films, and The Film Fund, a foundation that supported the making of social issue media and led to the creation of the Independent Feature Project.
Reichert’s work has received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Ohio Arts Council and The American Film Institute. She has also received Fulbright and Rockefeller Fellowships.
Her films have screened in major film festivals worldwide, including Sundance, New York, Telluride, Cannes and Rotterdam. Her films have screened theatrically around the U.S., playing in over 100 cities, and internationally in theaters and television in dozens of countries.