MFA in Film Video Production from University of Iowa
BA , Humboldt State University
Lauren Cook teaches courses in filmmaking and media studies. Her award winning films have screened internationally at film festivals, galleries and museums, including: Images Festival Toronto, Margaret Meade Film Festival at the American Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, Buffalo International Film Festival, Des Moines Art Center, Black Maria Film Festival, Athens International Film Festival, VideoEx Switzerland, Festival Des Cinemas Differents de Paris, and the Emerging Filmmakers Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival. She received the University's Innovation in Teaching and Learning Award in both 2015 and 2017. She's led the Humanities Center's annual seminar and lecture series twice with the topics: Framing War & Evidence in a Post-Truth World. In 2008, she co-organized an international conference at the University called Feminism(s): Film, Video, Politics, that brought together filmmakers, video artists, historians, and theorists to discuss feminism in various forms of media production and scholarship.