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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023


Dee Rees


Born and raised in Nashville, Dee Rees is an Academy and Emmy Award-nominated filmmaker known for her unflinching and bold character portrayals. Her first three films, Pariah (2011), Bessie (2015), and Mudbound (2017), earned the writer-director sweeping critical praise and dozens of major awards. Her Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for Mudbound made her the first ever African American woman nominated in that category. She directed the political thriller The Last Thing He Wanted (2020) starring Anne Hathaway. In 2021, the trailblazing auteur was the first African American woman to have a film included in the prestigious Criterion Collection, when Pariah was selected. Also the director of several television series, Rees wrote and directed episodes of the critically acclaimed Electric Dreams (2018) and Masters of Air (upcoming).

Master of the Air (2024)

Saint X (2023)

* The Last Thing He Wanted / Sa dernière volonté (2020)

* Walmart: the Box (2018, short film)

* Electric Dreams: Kill All Others / Electric Dreams : Tuez tous les autres (2018)

* Mudbound (2017)

* Electric Dreams (2017, TV series)

When We Rise (2017)

Bessie (2015) — Outstanding Directorial Achievement / Meilleure réalisation – Emmy Awards & DGA-Directors Guild of America

Empire (2015)

* Pariah (2011) — Breakthrough Director / Meilleure première réalisation – Gotham Awards

* Colonial Gods (2009)

* Pariah (2007, short film / court métrage)

* also screenwriter