Megan Rossman

Megan Rossman is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and assistant professor and chair of communication at Purchase College. Rossman’s feature-length debut, The Archivettes, premiered at Outfest in 2019 and has screened as an official selection at over 75 film festivals. The Hollywood Reporter called the documentary a “warm tribute to second-wave feminism.” The Queer Review called it “a gift to the future.” The Archivettes, which explores the founding and development of the Lesbian Herstory Archives, has won jury prizes at Stamped Film Festival and the Fargo-Morehead LGBT Film Festival, and audience awards from Reeling Film Festival, Centro Niemeyer LGBTI Festival de Cine and Ocktober Film Fest. Rossman’s additional work has screened at festivals including DOC NYC and NewFest. Her most recent film, Naomi Replansky at 100, won the audience award at Paris International Lesbian & Feminist Film Festival in 2020. Her film Love Letter Rescue Squad won best student documentary in the Emerging Filmmakers Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival American Pavilion in 2017. Rossman has also worked as a multimedia journalist at The Washington Post and as the director of video at Teach For America. In 2011, she won an Emmy for her video Unfinished Business: Earth Day, 40 Years Later. In 2009, Rossman collaborated on “A Mother’s Risk,” which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in international reporting.


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