Lisa Danker Kritzer makes experimental and documentary films using Super 8mm, 16mm, and digital formats, which have been shown in over 75 national and international venues. In 2023, Lisa was awarded a U.S. Fulbright Scholar fellowship to Bogotá, Colombia, where she directed collective film workshops and hand-processed Super 8 and 16mm film in the Media Remediation Laboratory at Javerian Pontifical University. 

Lisa also enjoys teaching experimental and independent cinema production, theory, and history, while leading the MFA in Feature Film Production as graduate coordinator. In 2006, she began her teaching career as an instructor of Spanish at the University of Iowa where she also earned a Master of Arts in Film Studies. She speaks Spanish fluently and has recently focused on the topics of Latinx cultural assimilation from her perspective as a second-generation Cuban-American.


  • M.F.A. in Film from University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (2011)
  • M.A. in Film Studies from University of Iowa (2008)
  • B.A. in English from University of Florida (2005)

Research Interests

  • Documentary filmmaking, history, and theory
  • Experimental, avant-garde, underground, and feminist filmmaking and criticism
  • Found-footage and recycled media techniques and criticism
  • The role of metacognition in the filmmaking process and pedagogy
  • Inclusive pedagogies and “ungrading” methods


  • Fullbright U.S. Scholar Award to Colombia, 2023
  • Lightpress Grants, Interbay Cinema Society, 2024 & 2019
  • Teaching Incentive Program Award, UCF, 2023
  • Florida Experimental Film Festival Jury Award for “Foreclosed Home Movie”, 2019
  • Puffin Foundation Grant, 2017


  • Film B.F.A. Portfolio Committee
  • University Film and Video Association