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About

Hannah Leshaw is a Bronx-based writer and director. Her first three short films, partially funded by the Bronx Council on the Arts, screened internationally at film festivals including the Female Eye, Big Apple, FLICKERS and BendFilm.

 

She is currently in development for a feature, "Amara, 15," about a 15-year-old Bronx teenager struggling to escape her father's sexual abuse without leaving her two little sisters behind. The project placed in the top 6% of the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in screenwriting and was​​ in the Second Round of the ​S​undance Screenwriters Lab​ two years in a row​.

 

Hannah was also a finalist for the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) Writers Room Fellowship based on her pilot for an original scripted series, "Where You'll Keep Me" and a BRIO winner for screenwriting. Hannah is the ​co-​founder of The Bronx Filmmakers Collective​.​

Hannah is ​the co-founder of The Bronx Filmmakers Collective ​and a member of Cinefemme, a collective of female directors.

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