Leah Meyerhoff is the founder of FILM FATALES, a non-profit organization which advocates for parity in the film industry and supports hundreds of women and non-binary feature film and television directors around the world. Meyerhoff wrote and directed the magical realist feature film I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS starring Natalia Dyer and Peter Vack, which was released theatrically after premiering at the SXSW Film Festival, winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Atlanta Film Festival and additional awards from Tribeca Film Institute, San Francisco Film Society, Woodstock Film Festival, and the Adrienne Shelly Foundation. A New York Times critic’s pick, I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS was described as “an honest, complicated portrayal of adolescent female sexuality on film” and "a beautiful 16mm nightmare and one of the most visually accomplished feature debuts of late.” Meyerhoff’s previous short films and music videos have screened in over 200 film festivals and aired on IFC, PBS, LOGO and MTV. Nominated for a Gotham Award, Meyerhoff is a fellow of the IFP Narrative Finishing Labs, Tribeca All Access Labs, and Emerging Visions program at the New York Film Festival. Meyerhoff holds a BA in Art-Semiotics from Brown University and an MFA in Directing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she was a recipient of the Dean's Fellowship.
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