Eric Juhola

Adjunct Instructor, Open Arts, UGFTV

Eric Juhola

Open Arts Courses
Fundamentals of Filmmaking I
Fundamentals of Filmmaking II
Impact Producing
Producing Essentials

UGFTV Courses
Intermediate Narrative
Preproduction Colloquium

Education
B.F.A. New York University (Tisch, Film and Television)

Biography
Eric Juhola founded the film and television production company Still Point Pictures and most recently directed the award-winning documentary "Growing Up Coy" (Netflix/Outcast Films) which received grants from Sundance Instutute and Tribeca Institute. Previously, Eric was nominated for a Gotham Award for producing "Off the Grid: Life on the Mesa", winning 8 best documentary awards at festivals around the world, followed by a theatrical release and US broadcast on the Sundance Channel. Eric is also the producer of the ITVS/PBS documentary "Broken Heart Land" premiering at the Frameline Film Festival and airing on PBS WORLD Channel’s series America ReFramed in 2014. Eric has additionally directed documentaries and specials for ABC, HGTV, Discovery Channel, MTV, TLC, and TruTV. Eric also wrote and directed the fiction short "Nowhere Kids" (Tribeca Film Festival) and co-wrote the IFP supported feature screenplay "Land of Enchantment".

Fellowships, Labs & Grants
Doc Society Queer Impact Lab Fellow
A&E/Tribeca Storytelling Lab Fellow
Sundance Producing Lab Fellow
Sundance Foundation Grantee for production & Impact
Colin Higgins Foundation & Arcus Foundation Grantee for Impact
Fledgling Fund Grantee
Tribeca Film Institute Grantee
ITVS Funding Recipient
Sheffield Doc/Fest Meet Market Participant
IDFA Pitch Forum Participant
IFP Independent Film Week Participant

Awards
Best Documentary Winner at Raindance & Bend Film Festival
Gotham Award Nominee

Recent Press Interview Highlights

Talkhouse
"Moving the Cultural Dial When Your 'Issue' Has Been Hijacked"

New York Times
"Growing Up Coy Explores the Fallout..."

Variety
"Growing Up Coy Director Eric Juhola..."