Jenna Cato Bass is a South African writer, filmmaker and former magician. Her award-winning films include the short, "The Tunnel" (2010), and the collaboratively-created features "Love The One You Love" (2014) and "High Fantasy" (2017), which have screened around the world, including at the Sundance, Berlinale and Toronto Film Festivals. Together with Wanuri Kahiu, Jenna co-wrote the coming-of-age romance, "Rafiki", which premiered in Cannes Un Certain Regard in 2018. Her third feature as director and writer, "Flatland", was the opening film of the 2019 Berlinale Panorama. In 2019, Jenna directed the short film "Sizohlala" which was Executive Produced by acclaimed filmmaker Jia Zhangke. Her fourth feature film, horror-satire, "Mlungu Wam", co-written with Babalwa Baartman, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in the Platform Competition. Jenna also teaches Directing and Screenwriting at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and is a founding member of the Free Film School collective.