Yvonne Welbon

Yvonne Welbon  is an award-winning filmmaker and Founder & CEO of the Chicago-based non-profit Sisters in Cinema, inspired by her documentary of the same name, about the history of Black women feature film directors. She  is Senior Creative Consultant at Chicken & Egg Pictures and has produced dozens of award-winning films, which have been screened on PBS, Starz, TV-ONE, Bravo, BET, HBO, Netflix, iTunes, etc. and in over 100 film festivals around the world. Raised in an Afro-Latina Honduran household, Welbon lived in Taipei, Taiwan for six years, received a B.A from Vassar College, a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, and is a graduate of the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women.  In 2020 she became a member of the Documentary branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences.

Program Affiliation

William Greaves Research & Development Fund
Spark Fund

Cohort Year

2020 (William Greaves Fund)
2022 (Spark Fund)





Spark Fund
William Greaves Research and Development Fund

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