|Name Elizabeth Vasarhelyi|
Role Film director
|Spouse Jimmy Chin (m. 2013)|
Education Princeton University
|Movies Meru, Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love, Touba, Incorruptible|
Parents Marina C. Vasarhelyi, Miklos A. Vasarhelyi
Nominations Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary Feature, Independent Spirit Truer than Fiction Award
Similar People Jimmy Chin, Conrad Anker, Renan Ozturk, Jon Krakauer, Jonathan Oppenheim
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Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi's films as a director include the highest grossing independent documentary film of 2015, Meru (Oscars Shortlist 2016; Sundance Audience Award 2015); the upcoming Incorruptible (Truer Than Fiction Independent Spirit Award 2016); Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love (Oscilloscope, 2009), which premiered at the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals; A Normal Life (Tribeca Film Festival, Best Documentary, 2003) and Touba (SXSW, Special Jury Prize Best Cinematography, 2013). Vasarhelyi has received grants from the Sundance Institute, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Bertha Britdoc, the William and Mary Greve Foundation and the National Endowment of the Arts.
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- Early life
- Personal life
- Films and Awards
Vasarhelyi was selected as a 2013 Sundance Documentary Film Fellow, named one of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film in 2005  and received an Achievement Award from Creative Visions foundation in 2008.
She holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University. Vasarhelyi lives with her husband and two children in New York City.
Elizabeth chai vasarhelyi s campfire story
Vasarhelyi is a graduate of The Brearley School and Princeton University where she majored in Comparative Literature. She worked as assistant to director Mike Nichols on the film Closer and has worked extensively with Emmy-Award winning cinematographer Scott Duncan documenting events such as The Dakar Rally.
Vasarhelyi married Jimmy Chin, a photographer for National Geographic and a professional skier and climber, on June 1, 2013. Their daughter, Marina, was born on September 25, 2013 and their son, James, was born on December 7, 2015.
Films and Awards
Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love (2008)
A Normal Life (2003)