ALANA CASH has directed documentaries about women and science which have been successfully distributed in academic circles, including the feature Marie Curie: The Woman Behind the Mind (2002).
Her narrative fiction film Tom’s Wife (2004) is based on a novel she wrote of the same name.
SHARI BERMAN’s feature film My Life as Abraham Lincoln (2012) toured the festival circuit to critical acclaim.
The self-taught director then went on to direct Sugar! (2015) starring Tony-award winning actress Alice Ripley which is now touring the festival circuit – premiering Wednesday July 20th at the Long Island International Film Expo.
JENNIFER YUH is a director and storyboard artist. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011).
Since the success of Kung Fu Panda (2 and 3) Yuh has been slated to direct her first live-action film The Darkest Minds.
Before directing for film LORENE SCAFARIA wrote and produced a play at the Producer’s Club in NYC (a small dingy theatre that is the home to many Off-Off-Off Broadway productions).
She went on to write for film and television and has directed for the hit comedy series New Girl. Her latest film directorial endeavor, The Meddler (2015) stars Susan Sarandon.
IVANA MASSETTI originally hails from Italy and since moving to the US has continued to pursue her love for film and social justice issues with One Day in America, a transmedia project “about Justice and the controversial issues that divide this country.”
She has been an active advocate for more women’s directorial voices with her website and movement Women Occupy Hollywood – inspired by the Occupy movement in response to the financial crisis.
EMILY TING began directing documentaries and producing narrative fiction before directing her first narrative fiction feature film Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong (2015).
Ting is a graduate of NYU.
WENDY JO CARLTON is based in Chicago and . Her most recent project is the web series Easy Abby (2013) tells the story of Abby, a 30-year old lesbian woman navigating the world of romance and life and is shot in Chicago.
Her feature film Hannah Free (2009) was based on the play of the same name by Claudia Allen. When she’s not directing Carlton works as a producer for PBS Television and Sirius Radio.
After her first feature film Acts of Worship (2001) premiered at Sundance Film Festival ROSEMARY RODRIGUEZ began directing television thanks to the John Wells Women and Minority Fellowship.
Her film Silver Skies (2015) had Dennis Farina attached who Rodriguez had worked with on Law & Order and eh passed away two weeks before shooting. She dedicated the finished film to him.
ALICIA DWYER directed for the Independent Lens series The Calling.
Her work with PBS and ITVS on The Calling led to their distribution of her feature length film Xmas Without China (2013). She has also produced fiction films, including the feature Hostile Border (2015).
AIMEE LAGOS was active in theatre while at Washington University while studying social thought, analysis and legal studies. All of those experiences would culminate in her feature fiction film 96 Minutes (2011).
Her screenplay No Good Deed (2014) was directed by Sam Miller and starred Idris Elba.