Betsy Kalin



Betsy Kalin

Adjunct Faculty

Transformative Social Change
Saybrook University

Betsy Kalin is an award-winning director/producer/writer at Itchy Bee Productions and Bluewater Media. She is a featured speaker at conferences, universities, film festivals, and community events. Her most recent documentary "East LA Interchange" was highlighted on NBC L.A. and has won ten jury and audience awards to date. In 2016, she was the recipient of the Los Angeles City Historical Society's J. Thomas Owen Award for illuminating L.A. history. Her first film, "Roof," premiered at New York City's MoMA for New Directors/New Films and is a part of the Short Shorts compilation. Her films "Chained!", "Click," and "Hearts Cracked Open" have been honored with multiple awards at festivals around the world. She is currently directing and producing the documentaries, "Vision 2030: The Future of SoCal" which will air on Spectrum News 1 in December 2019, "Dreaming in Somali," and

"Phoenix: The Life and Death of Alice Herz." She received a BA in Women's Studies from Columbia College at Columbia University and an MFA in Directing from the University of Miami.