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Osinachi Ibe is a Nigerian-American writer, filmmaker, and artist from the San Francisco Bay Area. She creates intimate, feminine portraits that meditate on the complexities of the spirit, heart, and the divine. Her work is expressive and incorporates elements of narrative and experimental cinema, and poetry. Osinachi earned her MFA in Film Directing from Chapman University where she received a graduate fellowship. She is a recipient of the Meredith MacRae Memorial Award from Women in Film (Los Angeles) and the Leo Freedman Foundation Fellowship in Film Grant. Osinachi is a recipient of the 2022 Sundance Uprise Grant Fund and received second round consideration for Sundance Institute’s 2023 Development Track. She was a filmmaker in residence in SFFILM’s 2023 FilmHouse Residency and an artist in residence in Headlands Center for the Arts' 2023 Artist in Residence Program. She is currently a filmmaker in residence in SFFILM’s 2024 FilmHouse Residency.
Osinachi is developing her first feature, Karolina and Udochi Dance in the Woods at Dusk!, a surreal, romantic drama about love and transcendence.
Osinachi currently manages Mind the Gap, Mill Valley Film Festival’s equity and inclusion initiative.
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