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ABBESI AKHAMIE

Born in Heidelberg, Germany, Abbesi Akhamie is a Nigerian-American writer/director and producer working between Lagos and New York City. She received her MFA in Film from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and also holds a BA in Communications from George Mason University.

Her favorite of 2019 was Atlantics by Mati Diop. 

 

2020

Attagurl Feature Fellowship

2019

TIFF Film Lab

2019

Creative Culture Fellow, Jacob Burns Film Center

2019

Berlinale Talent Campus

2018

Film Fellow, NYFA/NYSCA

2017

Film Fellow, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts