Elizabeth Lo

Nominated for Truer Than Fiction Award


Director: Stray


Whether through bustling streets or decrepit ruins, the gaze of three stray dogs provides a window into the overlooked corners of Turkish society. Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal lead us on inconspicuous journeys throughout Istanbul, allowing for unusual and unvarnished portraits of human and canine life.


Elizabeth Lo is an award-winning director whose work has been showcased around the world, including at Sundance, IDFA, True/False, Hot Docs, BFI London, New York Times Op-Docs and PBS’ acclaimed series POV. Elizabeth has been featured in Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film,” DOC NYC’s “40 Under 40 List,” Cannes Lions’ New Directors Showcase, and Locarno and NYFF’s Artist Academy. Her debut feature, Stray, won the Top Jury Prize at Hot Docs after premiering at Tribeca, and will be released by Magnolia Pictures in 2021. Her previous shorts include Hotel 22, Mother’s Day and Bisonhead.