Tiffany Shlain

Tiffany Shlain is an acclaimed filmmaker and the founder of The Webby Awards.


Honored by Newsweek as "one of the women shaping the 21st century," Tiffany Shlain is an acclaimed filmmaker and the founder of The Webby Awards. Her films have been selected at over 100 festivals, including Sundance, Tribeca, and Rotterdam. Her most recent film, The Tribe, enlists pop icon Barbie to tackle the complicated issue of American Jewish identity. Her other films include Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, Sundance 2003.

Tiffany founded The Webby Awards in 1996, and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences in 1998. Over the next ten years, she evolved the annual ceremony into a major cultural event.

Between 2000 to 2003, she spoke about the Internet for Good Morning America. In 2006, she co-founded The Moxie Institute with her husband, UC Berkeley professor, Ken Goldberg.

Shlain studied film theory at the University of California, Berkeley and was the Valedictorian speaker for her graduation in 1992. She then studied film production at New York University. Tiffany is one of the contributors on BBC World News' The Real... talking about her favourite places in San Francisco.

Filmography (Director)

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  • Indiewire's Sundance Critics' Choice Award, “The Tribe,” ’06
  • Named one of Newsweek's "Women Shaping the 21st Century" 01

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