Talent Guide

Eva Ilona Brzeski

  • Discipline:Director, Writer
  • Program Year:Directing Lab 2003, Screenwriting Lab 2003


Featured as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of 1999, Eva Ilona Brzeski is the Producer/Director/Editor of two features – one narrative and one documentary – and three short films. Eva’s early films 24 Girls and This Unfamiliar Place have screened at film festivals, museums and showcases worldwide, receiving numerous awards including Louisville Film & Video Festival Best of the Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival Best of Festival Short Subject and Best Documentary Short Subject, Ann Arbor Film Festival Most Promising Filmmaker Award and Award of Excellence, San Francisco International Film Festival New Visions Award, International Documentary Association Special Jury Award, Utah Short Film Festival Best Documentary, Chicago International Film Festival Gold Hugo, and New Orleans
Film & Video Festival Lagniappe Award, among many others. Her most recent film China Diary (911) has screened at SF Cinematheque, The Roxy Theater, The Fine Arts Theater and numerous film festivals as part of Underground Zero. It has screened on HBO/Cinemax on 9/11/2002 and is scheduled for theatrical and video distribution. Eva’s films have also screened at Sundance, South by Southwest, Women in the Director’s Chair, Edinburgh Film Festival, Cinema du Reel, Shorts International Film Festival, Walker Art Center, Anthology Film Archive, Pacific Film Archive, American Cinematheque, LA Film Forum and many others. Now online at www.evapix.com, Eva has just completed her first narrative feature Last Seen and her first documentary feature The World of Taub. She is currently developing a new project The Black Sea.

Current Project



Sofia worships her sixth grade teacher Miss Fox. As Sofia hurtles toward the drama of adolescence, Miss Fox wages her own secret battle with passion and fear.