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Chico Colvard

Chico Colvard
Assistant Professor
JD, Boston College; BA, University of Massachusetts Boston
Industry Experience: 


  • Sundance Documentary Feature Competition: World Premiere – Park City, Utah BERLINALE 
  • European Film Market – Berlin, Germany 
  • Big Sky Documentary Film Festival – Missoula, Montana 
  • The IFC Center/Stranger Than Fiction Film Series – New York City 
  • Ireland Documentary Film Festival – Dublin, Ireland 
  • Independent Film Festival Boston – Boston, MA 
  • Memphis International Film Festival – Memphis, TN 
  • HBO New York International Latino Film Festival – New York City 
  • IDA Docuweek - Oscar Qualifying Theatrical Showcase – Los Angeles 
  • International Film Festival – Montreal/Quebec, Canada 
  • The Cleveland Institute of Art – Cleveland, OH 
  • Hebrew University – Jerusalem, Israel 


  • 2016 - "#DocsSoWhite?: A Panel on Diversity in Documentary Filmmaking," Filmmaker Magazine
  • 2013 - Our School Viewer’s Guide, co-authored and edited with Berz, Caroline and Nicoara, Mona, Self Published, Kendall Square Press)
  • 2011 - Family Affair Viewers Guide, co-authored and edited with Berz, Caroline,Self Published, Kendall Square Press 
  • 2002 - Massachusetts Broadcasters Association, co-edited, Part III, Sec., XII, Employment Discrimination and Harassment Legal Guide 
  • 2001 - MedSafe: People and Technology to Manage Risk, co-edited, Labor Law and Employee Benefits Manual 

Awards and Honors

  • Winner: Audience Award - Independent Film Festival Boston
  • Winner: Best Documentary Feature - Atlanta Film Festival
  • Winner: Best Documentary Feature - Cincinnati Film Festival
  • Winner: Best Documentary Feature - Duke City DocFest
  • Sundance Grand Jury Prize Nominee
  • International Documentary Association (IDA) Oscar Qualifying Selection Boston Area
  • Rape Crisis Center “Champion for Change” Award
  • Boston Globe “Best of Boston” 2011
  • Video Librarian’s Best of 2011 Documentary Award
  • Fellowship: Sundance Institute, Time Warner Foundation Fellow
  • Fellowship: Sundance Creative Producing Fellow
  • WGBH Filmmaker-In-Residence

Professional Affiliations 

  • Woods Hole Film Festival, Board Member
  • Upstander Project, Board Member
  • Unlocking Silent Histories, Board Member