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Sam Davis-Boyd

Based in Rutland, VT

I am documentary filmmaker whose work looks at feminist, women, fat bodies, and LGBTQ+ issues, with a focus on body politics. I find it especially pertinent to make films about women and queer bodies in this day and age, as a way to bring attention to voices that are often silenced. 

I received my M.F.A. in Cinema from San Francisco State University. There, I developed the short film, The Body I Live In, which follows myself and my wife on my journey of self-love and acceptance, in a world that tells fat women they don’t deserve it. The Body I Live In won three national awards at film festivals, and has screened internationally at prominent film festivals and conferences.

I am currently working on a documentary web series about the pain and trauma of often marginalized bodies, and the opportunity that radical self love can offer to societal change and resistance.

Currently, I am an Assistant Professor in the Media & Communication Department at Castleton University, where I teach Video & Filmmaking. 



2017            Best Character

                    FEEDBACK Female Film Festival                                              Toronto, Canada

2016            Best LGBT Short Film

                    Next Generation of Filmmakers Film Festival
                    Santa Ana, CA

2016            Best Documentary Film

                    Pass Area International Film Festival

                    Banning, CA


2016            Special Mentions

                    I FILMMAKER INTERNATIONAL FILM                                      FESTIVAL

                    Marbella, Spain

2018            KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film                            Festival

                    Festival Maharashtra, India

2017            #MoreofPlus Film Festival
                    Atlanta, GA

2017            Show Me Justice Film Festival

                    Warrensburg, MO

2017            Eve Film Festival
                    Ottawa, Ontario

2017            Cosmic Film Festival

                    Orlando, FL

2016            Canadian Diversity Film Festival

                    Toronto, Cananda

2016            Girls Don’t Cry - Persephone’s Daughters Film                        Division

                    St. Paul, MN

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