Workshops/open rehearsals settings - SEEDS does not offer any drinks but is BYOB friendly.
5 Movies by 5 Women Directors:
Yael Bitton - Not for sale (2012)
Stephanie Ahn - Eva (2012)
Chloe Levine - 50 Lilline Lane (2015) A girl says goodbye to her home on a hill.
Ella Light-Rogers - Meet Your Family (2015) Her father has remarried and has another daughter on the way-16 year old Ella documents the before, the during, and the aftermath of her sisters birth.
Isabelle Dorvillier/Lisbeth Alcantara - I am OK (2015) A personal narrative by two students who've struggled with depression and anxiety
Join us for a special evening featuring the movies by 5 outstanding female director, ranging from the widely appraised Yael Bitton and Stephanie Ahn, to 3 talented students from New York City: Chloe Levine, Ella Light-Rogers and Isabelle Dorvillier (under the expert guidance of the no less extraordinary Esther De Rothschild)
Yael Bitton has been making films for over 20 years, both as a film editor and as a film director, as well as a tutor, and a script supervisor.
She has been working in France, the USA, and Switzerland.
She mentors and works a lot with emerging filmmakers, from Columbia, Mexico, Israel, Morocco, Mali, Greece... and is known to be uniquely supportive to the filmmakers and their process.
Some of her credits as a feature documentary films editor include:
Machines by Rahul Jain, The wonderful kingdom of Papa Alaev by Noam Pinchas and Tal Barda for ARTE, Muchachas by Juliana Fanjul which is touring the world festivals right now, Tacacho by Felipe Monroy, Jugando con los pajajos by Simona Canonica, Petits arrangements avec l'amour by Ilana Navaro, Asi son los hombres? by Klaudia Reynicke, Hello Stranger by Thomas Amman, the acclaimed Thinghir, echoes from the Mellah by Kamal Hachkar, The Idiot Cycle by Emmanuelle chick, Waliden by Awa Traoré, On the downlow and The future is behind you by Abigail Child, Watermarks by Yaron Zilberman...
Yael has worked as a script supervisor for over 12 feature films including Lisbon Story by Wim Wenders, Girlfight by Karyn Kusama, Hamlet by Michael Almereyda...
She directed two feature documentary films, Not for sale (2003) (distributed by Cinema Guild, broadcasted by PBS, various festivals worldwide), and The Rabbi's 12 children (2007) (distributed by l'Harmattan, various festivals worldwide), as well as shorter formats and reportages for television (ARTE, RTS).
She currently works an editing tutor at Dokincubator, and tutors students at the HEAD/ cinéma du réel in Geneva. She takes part of Rough Cut Services,
hosted by Ikka Vekhalati.
In the past she has also participated as a tutor at Greenhouse, Femis, Cinédoc, NYU, and launched programs for teaching filmmaking in psychiatric hospitals with adults and children.
She received a masters degree in filmmaking from INSAS film school in Brussels.
She currently lives in Paris.
Stephanie is a filmmaker and editor based in Brooklyn, NY. She began her career working with directors such as Jonathan Demme and Griffin Dunne and later in the postproduction of award-winning films such as WINTER’S BONE, THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD and THE GIRL. She most recently edited the feature film MY OLD LADY written and directed by Israel Horovitz and starring Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline and Kristin Scott Thomas. Her work has been showcased at The Untied Nations, The Gotham Awards, and many international film festivals.
Her feature scripts have been included in IFP’s Independent Film Week and she was awarded the 2013