Gabriella Canal | Columbia Journalism School

Gabriella Canal

Adjunct Professor

Documentary Writing

Gabriella Canal is a documentary filmmaker and journalist based in Brooklyn. Inspired by her upbringing in a Colombian-American household, she produces stories rooted in identity and belonging with a focus on women’s voices. As a producer, she’s worked with The Atlantic, John Leguizamo’s NGL Studios and Insignia Films. Her independent work as a director, DP and editor has been featured by The New Yorker, The Pulitzer Center and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers. Her short documentary, "Seasons", about an immigrant mother and daughter who run a farm, won a Student Academy Award in 2022. Her previous short documentary, “No Man’s Land,” about a lesbian separatist community in the rural American south, had its New York premiere at DOC NYC, and received the Audience Award for Best Short Film at The Florida Film Festival. She is a 2022 Pulitzer Center Fellow and an adjunct professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.