Young Filmmakers Series
We are kicking off this
with two powerful female filmmakers
Wednesday May 25th
Featuring award winning filmmakers
Aisha Amin and Zoe Map
hosted by Keely Bochicchio-Sipos
Following each screening there will be
a Q&A with the filmmakers
Bring proof of vaccination status
NYC based multimedia artist, filmmaker and writer. As a director, Aisha works across experimental, narrative and
documentary formats to tell authentic stories built from real experiences. Her past film projects have explored and highlighted overlooked communities particularly in New York City, including formerly incarcerated mothers and communities struggling with the presence of gentrification in their neighborhoods.
Aisha is a recipient of the NYC Women's Fund in 2022 and a recipient of the 2019-2020 Sally Burns Shenkman Woman Filmmaker Fellowship at the Jacob Burns Film Center where she directed two short documentaries. She is also a recipient of The Shed's Open Call Fellowship. Her short film 'Friday' is a Vimeo Staff Pick. Her short documentary film 'Choir' had its premiere at BAMCinemaFest. Aisha is currently completing her MFA in Writing and Directing at Columbia University where she is currently in pre-production on a short film.
Zoe is an award winning filmmaker officially selected at SXSW 2019 with a production company based in Brooklyn New York (Zoe Map Films,) Zoe’s vision captures urban landscapes with a
focus on documenting the human experience through the lens of Art, Music and Culture.”
Zoe currently produces music videos, fashion editorial videos, documentaries and commercials. In 2013 she opened a space for artistic expression and performance called “Exit Room”. The unconventional gallery hosted and supported artists from all over the world and enjoyed a following of art critiques, art buyers and journalists who always promoted and reviewed her unique projects . In 2017 she started her project “Womxn to The Front“, providing a platform for womxn film makers, visual artists and musicians; supporting gender equality with such tremendous impact. Zoe has produced more than 20 exhibitions and an impressive number of videos and musical performances. She curates events and gatherings to raise awareness on social justice with recurring themes of diversity and racial equality in American culture.
She has choreographed 070 Shake's music video “My Night” and has been performing at Knockdown Center, BAM cafè and Insitu Dance Festival . Also she teaches several workshops for after school programs and artist residencies at Reel Works, The Leadership Program and Pizarts.
Wild Geese Gallery hosted its first Young Filmmakers Series event, featuring two films and a music video. The featured films were created by talented young filmmakers in New York City. Stay tuned for more upcoming young filmmakers series events!