The Department of Film and Media Studies welcomes our 2021—22 academic term visiting faculty Shevaun Mizrahi!
Shevaun Mizrahi is a Turkish-American documentary filmmaker. She received a Jury Special Mention Award at the Locarno Film Festival 2017 for her documentary film Distant Constellation among many other awards including the Best Picture Prize at the Jeonju International Film Festival 2018 and the FIPRESCI Critics Prize at the Viennale (Vienna International Film Festival) 2018. Indiewire wrote, "Distant Constellation is one of the more exciting achievements in nonfiction cinema in recent memory." She was named one of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Film in 2015 and is the recipient of a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship. In December 2018, she received the Best Cinematography Award from the International Documentary Association.
She will be teaching four courses this academic year at the Department of Film and Media Studies. FILM 44.07- Docu-Fantasy and the Speculative Narrative in Multi-Ethnic Cinema at 2A in fall term 21, FILM 31 - Filmmaking I at 2A and FILM 44.04 - Sound Practice and Theory at 3B in winter 22, and FILM 47.02 - Theory and Practice of Editing at 3B in spring 22.
Longer bio: https://www.gf.org/fellows/all-fellows/shevaun-mizrahi/