Lydia Cornett is a documentary filmmaker from Baltimore, Maryland. Her films focus on artistic performance, personal histories, and multilayered characters. In 2019, her film Narmin's Birthday was a recipient of the NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre, and her film Yves & Variation premiered at BAMcinemaFest.
She was the Valentine & Clark Emerging Artist Fellow at the Jacob Burns Film Center and a CoLab Fellow at UnionDocs. She has worked under filmmakers Chai Vasarhelyi (Meru); Brett Story (The Hottest August); and Ken Burns (East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story). As a freelance video producer, she has created content for The New Yorker, Slate Magazine, The Washington Post, Atlas Obscura, and Penguin Random House.
Lydia studied History and Film/Video at Princeton University and is a classically trained violinist & composer.