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 Fund
Spark Fund

Cohort Year

2020 (William Greaves Fund)
2022 (Spark Fund)





William Greaves Fund
Spark Fund

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