Su Friedrich has produced and directed twenty three films and videos, including Gut Renovation (2012), From the Ground Up (2007), The Odds of Recovery (2002), Hide and Seek (1996), Sink or Swim (1990), Damned If You Don’t (1987), The Ties That Bind (1984), and Gently Down the Stream (1981). Friedrich is the writer, director, cinematographer, and editor of all her films except Hide and Seek, which was shot by Jim Denault.
Friedrich’s films have won many awards, including GRAND PRIX at the Melbourne Film Festival, BEST NARRATIVE FILM at the Athens Film Festival, OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY FEATURE at Outfest, the GOLDEN GATE AWARD at the San Francisco Film Festival and BEST EXPERIMENTAL NARRATIVE at the Atlanta Film Festival. Her work has been the subject of retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Rotterdam International Film Festival, The Stadtkino in Vienna, the National Film Theater in London, the Buenos Aires Festival of Independent Cinema, the First Tokyo Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, the Cork Film Festival in Ireland, and the Anthology Film Archives in NY.
Friedrich has received the Alpert Award in the Arts; fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation and the NEA; grants from ITVS and the DAAD in Berlin, and multiple grants from NYSCA, the NY Foundation for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation. Her DVD collection is distributed by Outcast Films.