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Utah Filmmaker Showcase

Utah Filmmaker Showcase: Womxn’s History Month

March 14, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Edison House Speakeasy
Free (21+)

The Artist Foundry presents a special evening of short films at Edison House. The program will feature a screening of 6 short films by womxn-identified Utah filmmakers and a Q&A moderated by local filmmakers Erika Cohn and Skye Emerson.

Films include:

What You’ll Remember by Erika Cohn

AURA by the Also Sisters

Just Your ( . ) by Mandy Harmon

In the Clouds: Suburban Girlhood Recaptured by Kassandra Schreiber

A Sister Must Sacrifice by Delaney Plant

Dream by Melissa Marquez

This is a 21+ event, ID required at door.

Erika Cohn

Erika Cohn is a Peabody, Emmy and DGA Award-winning filmmaker who Variety recognized as one of 2017’s top documentary filmmakers to watch and was featured in DOC NYC’s 2019 “40 Under 40.” Most recently, Erika directed/produced the New York Times Critic’s Pick and Peabody and Emmy Award nominated BELLY OF THE BEAST, featuring the 2021 Oscar shortlisted original song, “See What You’ve Done” by Mary J. Blige. This powerful exposé of human rights abuses in women’s prisons opened in theatres and was broadcast on PBS’ Independent Lens series last fall. Her current releases also include The New York Times Op-Docs short film, WHAT YOU’LL REMEMBER, a beautiful portrait of a family who reframes their experience of homelessness, now playing in theatres and major film festivals. Previously, Erika directed/produced THE JUDGE, a Peabody Award-winning and Emmy-nominated film about the first woman judge appointed to the Middle East’s Shari’a courts, which premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and was broadcast on PBS’ 2018 Independent Lens series. She co-directed/produced, IN FOOTBALL WE TRUST, an Emmy award-winning, feature documentary about young Pacific Islander men pursuing their dreams of playing professional football, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was broadcast on PBS’ 2016 Independent Lens series.

Erika grew up attending the Sundance Film Festival as a native Utahn, where she first began her career. She studied at Chapman University (California) and Hebrew University (Jerusalem) and has degrees in Film Production, Middle East Studies, and Acting Performance. In 2013, Erika founded Idle Wild Films, Inc., which has released 3 feature documentaries, 2 short films, and produced numerous branded content and commercial spots, including Gatorade’s “Win from Within” series, for which she received a 2016 Webby award nomination. In her spare time, Erika is an avid documentary photographer, music editor and performing artist. Erika is currently in development with her fiction feature debut and is represented by APA. Erika is represented by APA.

Skye Emerson

Skye Emerson is an award-winning screenwriter who was most recently named to the International Screenwriter’s Association Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch list. She received the Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriting Fellowship at the Sundance Film Festival in 2019 and is the grand prize winner of ISA’s Emerging Screenwriters Competition. Skye holds an MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television.

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