TEAM BWFF   

Passionate female filmmakers, dedicated to making space for womxn’s stories.

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FOUNDER / FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

KM is an interdisciplinary artist and the Creative Director of she said productions. She has collaborated with artists and organizations such as Youtube TV, Whohaha, New York women in Film and TV, The NY Neo Futurists, ART/NY, Funny or Die, The Australian Community Organization, SVA Theater, University of Delaware and Hofstra University.

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HANNAH KAHN

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

Hannah is a student at Tufts University majoring in English and Political Science. She has a
background in student journalism, serving as the Executive Opinion Editor of the Tufts Daily.
Currently, Hannah is interning at Elland Road Partners, and hopes to continue working in media
and content creation after graduation. She is grateful for the opportunity to work with the
inspiring women who make BWFF a reality.

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PAM NASR

DIRECTOR OF CONTENT STRATEGY

Pam Nasr is an emerging Lebanese Film Director with a background in fashion, working as a stylist and creative consultant in The Middle East. She has just completed her Masters in Directing at the School of Visual Arts in New York, where her debut short film, Clams Casino, won first prize at the SVA Short Film Fest in June 2018. Production and Set Design are also strong points for her as a creative in the film & fashion industries.

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SAKSHI GURNANI

PRODUCER

Sakshi Gurnani is a New York-based filmmaker, born and brought up in the land of India (which she highly recommends visiting, by the way). She has previously been a creative producer, writer and director for a number of digital shows at one of Bollywood’s leading production houses, Yash Raj Films. Some of these shows went on the win awards like the Cannes Grand Prix Glass Lion and a Webby Award in 2016. She recently wrote and directed her short film, ‘Show & Tell’ as part of the MPS Directing program at School at Visual Arts, New York. She earned the 'Paula Rhodes Memorial Award for Exceptional Achievement in Directing' for the same. Sakshi is a storyteller who strongly believes that upbringing can shape societies, for better or for worse. Using the power of film as a medium, she aims to inspire people and set an example for the generations that grow up on the stories we tell. Oh, and she’s a Potterhead.

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VANNA PILGRIM

DIRECTOR OF PARTNERSHIPS

Vanna is a NYC based actress and filmmaker originally from Athens, Georgia. Her work includes supporting roles on films Summer of Blood (Tribeca 2014), A Crime to Remember, NASCAR: The Rise of American Speed (CMT) and most recently Furlough (IFC). She is an associate producer on the short film Broken Wing at festivals and is currently in post production with Wine + Nihilism. She is honored to be a judge of the BWFF and in awe of all of the courageous female filmmakers who submitted such inspiring and imaginative work this year!

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EVENT COORDINATOR

Hannah is a director, writer and creative thinker who has worked in film and theatre across four continents. She has a Masters degree in Film Directing from the WA Screen Academy. Since graduating Hannah has produced, directed, and/or performed in about a dozen short films & documentaries while continuing to stay active on the international fringe festival theater circuit (most recently five projects at four festivals on two continents over twelve months).