COURTNEY HUNT holds an MFA from Columbia University's Film Division. Her thesis film, ALTHEA FAUGHT, a short about the American Civil War, which she wrote and directed, was purchased by PBS in 1996 and aired on American Playhouse. It screened in film festivals including the Tribeca First Look Series, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Montreal Festival des Film du Monde, and the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. The film also won Colombia's first Prize in Directing from New Line Cinema. Hunt's second short film, FROZEN RIVER, premiered in the New York Film Festival in September, 2004 and went on to screen at numerous other festivals, including Los Angeles, Nashville, Williamstown, and the American Indian Film Festival.
Hunt holds a law degree from Northeastern University and a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College. She was born in Memphis, Tennessee.
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