MICAELA “MICA” BURGESS
Micaela “Mica” Burgess is primarily a fiction writer from El Paso, Texas. Previously she’s written an unpublished novella titled Los Invisibles, and Everything is Blue is her first short film. She is currently working on her MFA in Creative Writing at American University and hopes to continue writing for both the page and the screen.
Khaula Malik is a filmmaker whose work explores intersectional identity and ideas of home.
Most recently, she was selected for the 2020 Tribeca Chanel Through
Her Lens program and the 2020 Cine Qua Non Revisions Lab for her
narrative feature, SUTOON.
Her short film HOW THE AIR FEELS premiered at AFI Docs, won the
National Board of Review Student Grant Award, and the Special Jury Award at the Sharjah Film Platform. She associate produced the award winning feature documentary, OF LOVE & LAW.
She has served on the review committee for the Peabody Awards and The Gotham Documentary Lab. She was a fellow in the 2018 Hot Springs Emerging Filmmaker program with her feature documentary,
THE NOBLE HALF, and an artist-in-residence at Governor’s Island for her multimedia project, THE WARMEST ZEROES.
Khaula’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Sight & Sound, Brown Girl Magazine, as well as on CUNY TV. She is a proud member of Brown Girls Doc Mafia and a graduate of the MFA program at the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema.
Itandehui Jansen was born in Oaxaca, Mexico and studied film directing at the Netherlands Film Academy in Amsterdam. She participated in different international film programs, such as TorinoFilm Lab and Berlinale Talents. Her documentaries and short films screened at international festivals such as the IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam) and the Morelia International Film Festival. Her short film The Last Council won several international awards and was nominated for the Mexican Film Critics Award Diosa de Plata. At present she is Associate Professor in the Film Programme of the University of Edinburgh.
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