EMMY and Peabody award-winning filmmaker Susan Koch directs, produces, and write documentaries and non-fiction programming for worldwide distribution. Koch’s films and videos have appeared on ABC, NBC, PBS, HBO, Showtime, MTV, ESPN, The Discovery Channel, National Geographic, CNN, and American Movie Classics. Koch’s feature documentary, Kicking It, about homeless soccer players who compete in an international tournament, premiered at the Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals, was released theatrically and on DVD, and broadcast on ESPN. Koch co-directed and produced Mario’s Story, about a young Latino, Mario Rocha, who was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison on the basis of one eyewitness and no physical evidence. Mario’s Story received the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival and was broadcast on Showtime. Koch received a prestigious Soros Justice Media Fellowship for her work in connection with this film. Koch also directed the award-winning documentaries, City at Peace, featured at film festivals throughout the world and broadcast on HBO and The Other City, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was broadcast on Showtime. Susan Koch is the founding Executive Director of the Middleburg Film Festival in Middleburg, VA.