Jessie Zinn (she/her) is a South African filmmaker, whose work focuses on narratives driven by women, and coming of age stories. She is interested in the blurry and magical space that exists between fiction and non-fiction. Her work has screened at festivals such as MoMA Doc Fortnight, Visions du Réel and the Durban International Film Festival.
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.
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