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Allie Avital

Allie Avital is a New York-born and raised director whose work is visually arresting and conceptually bold and original. She draws inspiration from the music video auteur generation of the 90’s and represents a new class of conceptually driven filmmakers using craft and technique in service of the idea.

She recently received the prestigious Jury Recognition Award at SXSW for “Quarrel” for Moses Sumney.  In addition to her award-winning four-video series for Moses, she has worked with many of the music industry’s most exciting artists including Kesha, Jidenna, Afro B., Serpentwithfeet, Kelsey Lu, Chromeo, to name a few.

Her work has been been Vimeo Staff Picked eight times, featured in the New York Times, NPR, Nowness, Buzzfeed, Promonews, “Best of” lists, and has been nominated for Camerimage awards (Best Music Video and Best Cinematography), and the UKMVAs. Her work has screened at SXSW (receiving the Jury Recognition Award twice), Sundance NEXT, BAM, IFC, BUG, Havana Film Festival, and many more. She participated in the Venice Biennale Cinema College program to develop her debut feature film The Naked Woman based on her short of the same name.

Allie has that rare, unique ability to tell stories that are equal parts timeless and modern. She embraces the conceptual along with keeping an assured focus on narrative, creating story-worlds entirely her own.