Professional Directions: A Talk with Actor/Writer/Director Ellie Foumbi

Join us on Sunday, March 27, at 3:00 p.m. for a Professional Directions talk with actor/writer/director Ellie Foumbi on how to survive as a filmmaker and make the first feature.

Location: Film Forum, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts

Ellie Foumbi is an actor/writer/director from Cameroon whose work has screened at Venice, HollyShorts and Santa Barbara International Film Festival. She holds an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts in Directing.

In addition to participating in Berlinale Talents and New York Film Festival’s Artist Academy, her projects have been supported by the Venice Biennale College-Cinema, SFFILM & the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, The Gotham's No Borders Project Forum, the Film Independent Screenwriting Lab, and the Tribeca Film Institute.

Ellie made her TV directorial debut on BET’s hip-hop anthology, Tales. Her short film, ‘HOME’ was commissioned by Netflix, in association with Film Independent, and premiered on their Netflix Film Club’s Youtube channel where it got over 18K views. Her first feature film, Our Father, the Devil premiered at the Venice International Film Festival.

She’s a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the Directors Guild of America.

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