2007 Third Annual Cross-Cultural Short Film Winner Suzi Yoonessi


Suzi Yoonessi Director

Director Suzi Yoonessi received the Jerome Foundation's New York Media Arts Grant for Vern (2004), which she wrote, directed, and produced. Vern was a finalist for the Roy W. Dean Foundation Grant, is in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and is being distributed by the National Film Network. Her film Dear Lemon Lima received a 2006 Jerome Foundation NYC Media Arts Grant, a 2007 All Roads Foundation grant and was recognized by 2006 Tribeca All Access Connects and 2006 IFP No Borders Market. Dear Lemon Lima, is also an official selection of the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, San Francisco International Children's Film Festival and the Palm Beach International Film Festival. Yoonessi associate produced the Cannes and Sundance award-winning Me And You And Everyone We Know (2005), written and directed by Miranda July, for IFC Films & Film Four (UK), with frequent collaborator producer Gina Kwon. She co-produced Miranda July's Are You The Favorite Person Of Anybody (2005), directed by Miguel Arteta, which screened in the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. Yoonessi received her BFA from San Francisco Art Institute, and her MFA from Columbia University where she was a recipient of the prestigious FMI Directing Fellowship.


Dear Lemon Lima

A lonely girl with a vivid imagination struggles to plant seeds of love after her narcissistic sweetheart breaks her heart.




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