Alysa Nahmias is founder and executive director of Ajna Films, a New York based production company. Her feature directing debut, UNFINISHED SPACES, co-directed with Benjamin Murray, premiered at the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival, won a Jury Prize at the Valldolid International Film Festival (Seminci), and was selected for the Sundance Institute's Film Forward program. Nahmias has received numerous 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 in architecture (M.Arch) from Princeton University and a B.A. from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Nahmias is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the International Documentary Association, the Independent Filmmaker Project, Film Independent, and Women Make Movies.