Talent Guide

Christopher Cegielski

  • Discipline:Director
  • Program Year:Grants and Awards 2016, Project Involve 2016


Christopher Nataanii Cegielski is a Navajo Filmmaker from Flagstaff, Arizona. Originally wanting to be an author, he soon became attracted to film’s visual storytelling. When Cegielski began mini-productions during his teenage years, he received encouragement from his parents to pursue filmmaking. Cegielski is a graduate at The University of Arizona’s B.F.A. Film Program. His short thesis film Bloodlines, a coming of age western screened at multiple international film festivals including the Berlin International Film Festival, Sun Valley Film Festival, Cine Las Americas International Film Festival and the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. His new short film, Movement Through the Valley, was selected for the Time Warner Producers Fellowship and the Sundance Creative Producing Summit. He currently resides in Los Angeles.