April Dobbins is a filmmaker, writer, and photographer. She was a 2017 Sundance Institute Knight Fellow, and her work has been featured in many publications, among them Redivider, Cura, Harvard's Transition magazine, and Philadelphia City Paper. She is a recipient of the S. J. Weiler Fund Award, which is made in recognition of exemplary artistic achievement and creativity in the visual arts as well as significant contributions to the arts community. Her work was selected by Richard McCabe, director of photography at the Ogden Museum, for inclusion in the Contemporary Alabama Photography exhibit at the Mobile Museum of Art. She was awarded a WaveMaker grant to support Alabamaland, her feature-length documentary on black family farms, and she is a current Firelight Media Documentary Lab Fellow. Her work has screened at festivals across the U.S. She serves as adjunct faculty and director of prestigious awards and fellowships at the University of Miami. She volunteers her time as a guest artist at schools across the South.