Joanna Arnow

Joanna is a filmmaker and actor based in Brooklyn. Her past films include "Bad at Dancing" which won the Berlinale Silver Bear Jury Prize, "Laying Out" and personal documentary feature "i hate myself :)" Her films have screened at other festivals including Rotterdam, New York Film Festival and Hong Kong...

Kira Dane

Kira Dane is a half-Japanese filmmaker and native New Yorker, currently based in the Kansai region of Japan. Having been shaped and informed by clashing cultural upbringings, she gravitates towards gray areas -- and as a storyteller, she's most interested in exploring stories that dig for unexpected nuance. Using her...

Xavier Cousens

Xavier Cousens is documentary filmmaker and journalist based in New York City. His short documentary HUSTLE screened at the 2021 St. Louis International Film Festival and the 2021 Woods Hole Film Festival. He has also worked as an archival researcher for the BAFTA-nominated documentary The Great Hack (2019) and as...

Ryan Koo

Ryan Koo’s directorial debut AMATEUR is a 2018 Netflix Original Film starring Michael Rainey Jr. and Josh Charles. Vulture called the basketball film “a scrupulously researched defense of player’s rights — that is, the rights of the working class — [which] scores.” Koo’s screenplay for AMATEUR was selected for the...

Desiree Akhavan

Desiree Akhavan the writer, director and star of the Hulu original series THE BISEXUAL. She co-wrote and directed THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST, starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Sasha Lane, which won the 2018 Sundance Grand Jury Prize. Her first film, APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR premiered at Sundance and was nominated for...

Iva Radivojevic

Iva Radivojevic was born in Belgrade and spent her early years in Yugoslavia and Cyprus. She is an artist and filmmaker who currently divides her time between subarctic Alaska, Brooklyn and Lesbos. Her work presents itself as a collection of fragments {observations, poetry, images, sounds, melodies, languages} which collage together...

Avi Zev Weider

Avi is the director and producer of the feature documentary WELCOME TO THE MACHINE (SXSW 2012), story producer of GHOSTBOX COWBOY (Tribeca 2018), producer of DANLAND (Slamdance 2012), and was the associate producer on the films SCOTT WALKER: 30TH CENTURY MAN (BAFTA Nominee) and Cinemania. His award-winning short film, I...

Anaiis Cisco

Anaiis Cisco is an award-winning filmmaker and a 2021-2022 Mellon fellow and professor at Smith College. Her films BREATHING FREE, DRIP LIKE COFFEE (the short), and BREATHLESS have screened at numerous festivals and have won an array of awards. She is a recipient of a 2018 Princess Grace Award, a...

Kareema Bee

Kareema Bee is a content creator from New York City. She is a graduate of SUNY Albany (Phi Beta Kappa) and Syracuse University's Newhouse School where she received a Master’s in TV, Radio, & Film. Her professional background as a producer spans from major TV and film productions, to creative...

Johnny Ma

Johnny Ma was born in Shanghai, China, and immigrated to Toronto, Canada at age 10. He is a graduate of the Columbia University MFA program and an alumni of the Sundance screenwriting and Venice Biennale College Labs. In 2016 his debut feature OLD STONE premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and won the Best Canadian...