Alysa Nahmias is founder and executive director of Ajna Films. UNFINISHED SPACES, her feature directing debut, won a 2012 Independent Spirit Award, numerous film festival prizes, and was selected for the Sundance Institute's Film Forward program. Her producing credits also include: AFTERNOON OF A FAUN: TANAQUIL LE CLERCQ (dir. Nancy Buirski, New York Film Festival 2013 & Berlinale 2014) and SHIELD AND SPEAR (dir. Petter Ringbom, Hot Docs, Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014). Her work has been shown at festivals and competitions worldwide, including the Venice Biennale, MoMA, the Los Angeles Film Festival, the Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival, and the Miami International Film Festival. She has received grants and awards from government agencies and private foundations, including the New York State Council on the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, and the Graham Foundation. Nahmias holds a masters degree from Princeton University and a B.A. from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study.