Fernanda Faya is a filmmaker, cinematographer, and educator born and raised in Sao Paulo, and based in Queens, New York. She is currently completing two films: her first feature documentary GORILLA WOMAN recipient of the Estímulo Prize, Proac finishing fund, and SpCine finishing fund; and the short doc ALONE TOGETHER.
Fernanda is a member of the Brazilian Collective of Female Cinematographers (DAFB); Her first film ONE FOR THE ROAD had its premiere at DOC NYC Film Festival and screened in festivals worldwide. She holds an MFA in documentary storytelling from Hunter College Integrated Media Arts program and is a professor of Cinematography at Brooklyn College and at Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, in New York.
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