Penny Vozniak is a filmmaker based in Sydney, Australia. The Last Best Hope of Earth — due to be released early 2020 — is her second feature documentary.
Her first film, Despite the Gods, premiered in Toronto at Hot Docs and has screened at over forty international film festivals. Despite the Gods was nominated for six Best Documentary Feature awards, winning Best Director at the Downtown LA Film Festival and Best Comedy at Atlanta Docufest.
She has taught masterclasses in documentary filmmaking at the Victorian College of the Arts, Stockholm International Film Festival, and RMU Pittsburgh.
Vozniak’s side project is creating single-take dream-themed video art. Her music video, Precious, was short-listed for London’s Shots Magazine Asia-Pacific New Director Award.
She is currently in post production with a short documentary about revolutionary romance novelists in Northern Nigeria.
Vozniak has a background in photography and literature (BA Hons.), and is completing a Master of Peace and Conflict Studies degree.