Anna Fitch is an Emmy award-winning director based in San Francisco.
Anna’s documentaries have aired on PBS, BBC, the National Geographic Channel and Channel4 UK, among others. Most recently she directed Octopus: Making Contact ,which aired on Nature (PBS) and Natural World (BBC) in 2019, and co-directed and produced the Peabody and Emmy Award nominated Survivors, which aired on POV (PBS) in the fall of 2018.
Anna co-directed the feature documentary, The Genius of Marian (2013), which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was broadcast on POV in September 2014. Her film BugWorld: War of Two Worlds won an Emmy for Best Documentary Directing in 2003. Her narrative short The Burning Wigs of Sedition (2010) screened at the the National Gallery of Art and film festivals worldwide. Anna is currently in production on Heaven Through the Backdoor, a multi-platform documentary about dying that has received support from the Sundance Documentary Fund, SFFILM, the Center for Cultural Innovation, the Creative Work Fund, Pacific Pioneer Fund and the Headlands Center for the Arts.
Anna's past work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Tribeca Film Institute, the MacArthur Foundation, Doc Society, the Catapult Film Fund, The Fledgling Fund and the Bertha Foundation.