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About the Filmmaker

Janet McIntyre


Janet McIntyre is an award-winning director, writer and producer. Her documentary COVERED GIRLS about Muslim American teenagers, screened at festivals worldwide and aired on SHOWTIME, TNT and the Independent Doc Channel. She has produced and directed music videos with Peter Gabriel and Anton Corjbin, commercials for adidas and Nike, PSAs and recently directed Competition Not Conflict, a film on destructive conflict in professional sports. Prior to moving to Portland, Janet had worked for the legendary director Roger Corman and his company New Concord in L.A. She has served as a jury member for the Student Academy Awards and a reviewer for America At A Crossroads, the 2008 PBS series on the war in Iraq. Janet resides in Portland, Oregon where she is the Dean of Visual and Performing Arts at Mt. Hood Community College.

Education & Awards

New York University. Tisch School of the Arts, Graduate Film & Television

MFA in Film and Television

University of Illinois. Champaign-Urbana

BFA Painting, Printmaking (Graduated with Honors)


2004 Official Selection Telluride Festival, Hot Docs Canadian International Festival, Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival, Walker Art Center's Women with Vision Film Festival, 2005 Best Documentary Award - Nashville Film Festival, Politically Incorrect Film Festival Slovenia, MASS MoCA Film Series, Global Peace Film Festival, Get Real Doc Film Festival, Future Femme Film Festival, Seattle One Reel Film Festival, Brit Shorts Festival, National Women's Studies Official Selection, Maine Film Festival, Portland International Film Festival, Bumpershoot Festival, Palm Springs International


Maurice Kanbar Scholarship Recipient, Student Academy Award Finalist, Panavision Emerging Filmmakers Award, Showtime Production Award, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Award for Excellence in Science & Technology, ABC Screenwriters Award Finalist. Clive Davis Composer Grant, Warner Brothers Award, Court TV Screenwriters Finalist, Richard Vague Production Award, Chris Columbus Award Finalist, Oregon Arts Grant Recipient, Regional Arts Commission Grant Recipient, Women in Film Production Grant, Fledgling Fund Award

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