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.