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Kira Bursky

An award-winning filmmaker who has written and directed 30 short films, Kira Bursky’s filmwork has been screened at film festivals around the world including the Guam International Film Festival, the Los Angeles Film Festival, and the Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival.

In 2015, Kira was named Best Emerging Female Filmmaker at NFFTY in Seattle, Washington, and her film “Tree Hugger” was selected for the Short Film Corner at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. In 2014, her dark, fantasy short film, “We’re Okay,” won Best of Fest at AAHSFF in New York City as well as first place at the 2014 Mosaic Film Festival in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Kira had the opportunity to meet President Obama in 2014 when her film “Hello From Malaysia” was screened at the White House.
Due to her growing reputation as a filmmaker, Kira was featured in
Seventeen Magazine as the April 2016 issue’s Power Girl.

During the past two years, Kira has vagabonded across the world. Her travels have taken her throughout the United States and into Canada, China, France, Italy, and Spain. In October 2016, she will be returning to France as the first recipient of the European Union’s Emerging Artist to Watch Grant located at the Le Couvent Artist Residency, a 17th-century convent in Auzits, a village in Aveyron, France. While in residence, Kira will be working on her first feature-length film.

A firm believer in paying it forward, Kira recently launched Big Little Filmmaker — the first online community and resource center for young filmmakers.

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