Maggie Briggs is a filmmaker based between her hometown of Asheville, North Carolina and New York City where she received her MFA at Columbia University. Her short film, To Sonny, premiered at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in 2020. Her next short, Louis I: King of the Sheep, a stop-motion animation she wrote and produced,
had its World Premiere at the 72nd Berlinale in its Generation Program.
She co-wrote Saim Sadiq’s debut feature, Joyland, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in Un Certain Regard where it won both the Jury Prize and the Queer Palme and later went on to win Best International Film at the 2023 Indie Spirit Awards. Her features in development, Prone to Wander & Sweet as Figs, have been supported by Tribeca Film Institute, Cine Qua Non, and the TIFF Writers’ Studio where she was awarded the CHANEL Women Writers’ Network Grant, and, most recently, The Bergman Estate Residency.