Patti Bruck is a filmmaker residing in Boulder, Colorado. Her films have shown at festivals internationally. Her acclaimed film Slippagewon the Best Documentary Award at the Athens Film Festival Honorable Mention at the Baltimore Film Festival, and was featured on the PBS series “The Independents.” She has received numerous grants and fellowships for her film work and was nominated for a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship in film production. She has taught film production courses at the University of Colorado since 1990, where she also initiated and coordinated visiting artist programs and conferences on independent film. Prior to teaching, she was the program coordinator at the Rocky Mountain Film Center where she administered the Western States Regional Media Arts Fellowships, the Colorado Film Network, and a number of curated programs for the MacArthur Foundation. She has been a Trustee of the internationally renowned Robert Flaherty Documentary Film Seminar for over eight years, and has been its President since 2002.