Born and raised in London, Liselle Mei studied filmmaking at New York University and graduated with honors in 1995. Her thesis film, Ana: Portrait in Days won the first place Wasserman Award at NYU’s First Run Film Festival. It toured the world festival circuit, winning the Empire State Award for Best Experimental Short in 1996 and a Student Academy Award nomination. Mei currently works as a fiction writer/director and producer. Her company, Qi film, produces social/political documentaries and independent feature films with a global focus. Her most recent film, Lower East Side Stories, is a series of portraits of women living in the Lower East Side of New York City. She is a recipient of the Women In Film Finishing Fund Award 2003, the Jerome Foundation’s N.Y. Media Arts Award 2003 and a 2004 fellowship in Screenwriting. She was also selected to attend the annual Talent Campus for emerging writer/directors at the 2005 Berlin Film Festival.
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