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Brent E. Huffman

Brent E. Huffman is an award-winning director and cinematographer of numerous documentaries and TV news stories. His work ranges from documentaries made for FRONTLINE on PBS, to Sundance Film Festival winners, to films made for the China Exploration and Research Society.
Huffman has also produced documentaries for The Discovery Channel and The National Geographic Channel.

He has been making social issue documentaries and environmental films for over ten years in Ohio, California, Afghanistan, China, and Puerto Rico. These films have gone on to win numerous festival awards including a Cine Golden Eagle, a College Emmy, a Student Academy Award, and a Grand Jury Award at Silverdocs 2004.

Huffman was a former student of the documentary program at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley under Academy Award winning director Jon Else. Before that he worked closely with documentary filmmakers Julia Reichert, Jim Klein, and Steven Bognar, responsible for the Academy Award nominated films Seeing Red and Union Maids.

He was also an editor of Julia Reichert's and Steven Bognar's PBS 3-hour documentary series, A Lion in the House, about children battling cancer. This film, which aired in June 2006 on PBS, won Best Documentary Prize at the Nashville Film Festival and Special Jury Prizes at both the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and the Cleveland International Film Festival, along with receiving rave reviews from critics.

Brent E. Huffman is an instructor at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California in the Visual Journalism department. (10/07)


The Women’s Kingdom
A film by Xiaoli Zhou, Produced by Xiaoli Zhou & Brent E. Huffman, 2006, 22 min., Color

Keepers of one of the last matriarchal societies in the world, Mosuo women in a remote area of southwest China live beyond the strictures of mainstrea...



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