VERONIQUE DOUMBE works as an editor and has directed both documentary and narrative fiction. Her company name Ndolo translates to Love in Douala (a language of Cameroon).
One of her documentaries Woman to Woman (2013), she directed with her daughter. The film addresses mother/daughter relationships through interviews with mothers and daughters from various backgrounds in New York City.
DIANE BELL is a yoga teacher as well as a director. Her first feature film Obselidia (2010) premiered at Sundance.
After successfully getting her feature in Sundance and receiving an award for it she started her production company Rebel Heart.
BERTHA BAY-SA PAN was born in New Jersey and raised in Taiwan and returned to the US to study at Boston University and get her MFA in Film from Columbia University.
Her first feature film Face (2002) premiered at Sundance. She followed it up with the feature Almost Perfect (2011).
CHERIEN DABIS is a Palestinian-American filmmaker who graduated from Columbia with an MFA before making her first Amreeka (2009).
She began her life in politics and has said that she felt she could “reach more people through fiction than politics.”
ANN MARIE “JADE” BRYAN is the first (and only at the moment) deaf person to graduate from the NYU film production program. She received her BFA and went on to a non-profit DeafVision Filmworks.
She has worked in narrative and documentary and continues to break barriers. Her feature length fiction film If You Could Hear My Own Tune (2011) is about a deaf women looking for love.
NATALIA LEITE’s feature film Bare (2015) premiered at Tribeca.
She has directed documentaries for Vice Media as well as music videos and shorts since moving to NYC from Brazil. She co-created Be Here Nowish with Alexandra Roxo.
KIRSTEN JOHNSON is a renowned cinematographer who has won numerous awards for shooting documentaries including for The Oath (2010), Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008) and CitizenFour (2014).
She has also directed documentaries including the recent Sundance premiere Cameraperson (2016) which delves into her experiences shooting documentaries.
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FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):
JENNIFER KENT first learned directing by reaching out to Lars Von Trier and asking to study under him and she assisted him with his film Dogville (2003).
Her feature The Babadook (2014) premiered at Sundance and was based on her short film Monster (2005).
The Duplass brothers are known for their indie film making as well as their acting – KATIE ASELTON is part of that production team and directed her first feature, which was self-funded thanks to her acting work, The Freebie (2010).
Her second feature was the the indie thriller Black Rock (2012).
Leslye Headland directed her first feature Bachelorette (2012) based on the play she wrote with the same name.
She has just been slated to direct her first pilot for ABC.