Emilia Ferreira

Brazilian-born, turned New Yorker, made in Earth. Filmmaker. Pragmatic about details and romantic about goals. Her debut feature film The Unattainable Story premiered under New Directors Competition at Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival in October 2016 where it was acquired by Europa Films for Brazilian distribution. The film is currently touring the US and international festival circuits. In 2015 she received an award for VIP Woman of the Year for Outstanding Excellence and Dedication to Her Profession and the Achievement of Women by NAPW. Besides feature films, Miss Ferreira has directed a variety of purpose-driven content through her production company Huma Legacy, highlights include work for the Siddhartha School in India, commissioned by Go Campaign and featuring the Dalai Lama; Trip Transformadores, which includes nine documentary-style short films for one of Brazil’s most influential pop magazines - TRIP Magazine; and Grey Advertising’s mission film for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, a $12.8 billion integrated global nonprofit health enterprise. She is currently the lead programmer for the narrative section of the 20th anniversary of the Brooklyn Film Festival (2017) and an advocate for women in film as the co-founder of WIFT/Brazil and a member of Film Fatale. Emilia is also passionate about preserving our oceans and is an ambassador for Project Zero, an ocean conservation non-profit organization.