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Gabriela Watson-Burkett
Award-winning Filmmaker, Producer & Multimedia Journalist
"I'm passionate about using my storytelling skills to bring attention to social inequalities and also highlight inspiring stories of communities often overlooked in traditional media" 


Gabriela has experience as a Producer on Broadcast TV Journalism, documentaries, film festivals, and entertainment TV programs. Gabriela has worked as a Web Producer for WHYY. Currently, she is a Freelance Producer for WPVI-TV - 6 ABC. Gabriela also teaches Digital Filmmaking and Latin American Cinema at Saint Joseph's University. 


Her first documentary “Nosotros, Afroperuanos” (We, Afro-Peruvians) was screened in more than ten countries. Her current project "Baobab Flowers" won the Audience Award for Favorite Documentary Short at BlackStar Film Festival and it is being screened in various film festivals.

Gabriela holds an MFA in Film & Media Arts with an emphasis in Documentary Arts and Ethnographic Practice from Temple University and a BA in Communications: Radio and TV from Faculdade Casper Libero, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Awards: 2019 Leeway Art and Change Grant, 2019 Lenfest Next Generation Fund Recipient, 2018 Cammy Awards, 2018 Recipient of Philadelphia Independent Media Finishing Funds, 2016 LAB Cinegritude Film Residency, 2015 Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 2015 Flaherty Seminar Fellow, 2014 Black Women Film Network Organization Scholarship Recipient, 2014 The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival Fellow.