Jessie Zinn (she/her) is a filmmaker from Cape Town, South Africa. Her work focuses on narratives driven by women, and coming of age stories. As a filmmaker with experience in fiction as well as non-fiction content, her work often blends the line across different genres. She is committed to ethical and collaborative filmmaking that actively engages with the participants in front of the camera.
Her films have screened at AFI Docs, MoMA Doc Fortnight, Visions du Reel and SFFILM.
In 2017, she was named a 'Marie Claire Future Shaper' in partnership with Marie Claire Magazine and in 2018 she was named a 'Mail & Guardian 200 Young South African'.
She is currently directing her first feature documentary (The Home), which has received support from the NFVF and has been selected for IFP Film Week, The Sheffield Meet Market, IDFA Academy, The Durban Film Mart and the Visions du Réel Rough Cut Lab. She is an MFA candidate at Stanford University.
Instagram: @jessiezinn

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