Jessica Sherif is an Algerian-Canadian director whose work unites captivating visuals with emotionally impactful stories and unapologetically human characters.
Her film Hollywoodland is currently in post-production. It stars Yetide Badaki (American Gods) and Karen David (Fear The Walking Dead). Her directing credits include the short films You Again and Twinning, the pilot for Real Housewives of The Oregon Trail, and branded videos for companies like Soul Pancake.
Sherif is developing a documentary series with Time Studios. Previously, she produced the Netflix series Ultimate Beastmaster, was development director for Creature Films at Entertainment One, and spent years writing, producing, and directing the Emmy Award–winning investigative series Dan Rather Reports.
Sherif was recently selected into the 2019 Women In Film Mentoring Program for directors. She holds two law degrees from McGill University and a master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She is also a graduate of the Upright Citizens Brigade. She speaks fluent French and Spanish.
For more about Jessica Sherif, please visit www.jessicasherif.com.
LunaFest is a film festival of short films made by, for, and about women. LunaFest Palm Springs is organized by Soroptimist International of Palm Springs, a women's service organization aiming to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Proceeds will benefit the Soroptimist of Palm Springs service projects, along with Chicken & Egg Pictures, which supports women filmmakers.
This season’s program of seven selected films will compel discussion, make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings and motivate you to make a difference in your community. Incredibly diverse in style and content, LUNAFEST is united by a common thread of exceptional storytelling - by, for and about women.
LunaFest Palm Springs will be held at Richards Center for the Arts at Palm Springs High School. The newly renovated location will be able to accommodate 865 guests for a wonderful morning of short films!
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