AWD Founder & Co-Chair
Board Co-Chair, Secretary & Treasurer
Justine Raczkiewicz is an award-winning director and producer, with more than 15 years experience in indie and studio films. Justine produced six features which played in the Official Selection at the Cannes and Toronto film festivals, including: MANIAC, HORNS, PIRANHA 3D, THE PYRAMID, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR, and THE 9TH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX for companies such as FOX International, Miramax and The Weinstein Company.
Under her own production company, Justine directs music videos and develops content for film and TV. In 2017, she won the "BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR" award at the Hollyshorts Film Festival for her short WASTE, which played at over 25 film festivals across the world, including Brooklyn Film Festival, Atlanta, Fantasia among others. It also won "Best Short Film" at IFS, was nominated for "Best Short Film 2018" NewFilmmakers LA. Her last music video, TOP KNOT TURN UP for Madame Gandhi premiered on NYLON, and was featured on Billboard and Refinery29. Her scripts took part in the 2021 Stowe Screenwriting Lab, the 2022 Torino Film Lab, and have placed as "Semifinalists" in the Shore Script and Scriptapalooza Competitions.
Originally from Warsaw, Poland, Justine is also a Columbia University alum, and studied at the American Conservatory Theater. She is a member of "Women in Film" and the "Producers Guild of America". She also teaches Directing at UCLA Extension.