Talent Guide

Ava Berkofsky

  • Discipline:Cinematographer
  • Program Year:Project Involve 2014


Ava Berkofsky is a Los Angeles and New York based cinematographer and filmmaker. In the last few years, projects she shot have screened at numerous festivals, including Sundance, SXSW, New Directors/New Films and Telluride; in art venues including the Whitney Museum and the Venice Biennale; and on numerous TV networks including PBS.

Berkofsky has a solid foundation in documentary filmmaking and cinematography, which has been useful in transitioning into narrative cinematography. Her recent projects include Flood Tide, a feature length narrative/documentary hybrid; Turtle, a narrative short (among many other shorts); and the documentary project Postcards From Here, which offers a visceral portrait of the former Soviet Republic of Armenia and was made in conjunction with feature film Here (nominated for the Film Independent Spirit Awards in Cinematography).

Berkofsky was born in Wales, UK and raised in California. She holds an MFA in Cinematography from the American Film Institute. Work samples can be seen at