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MEET THE DIRECTOR

LUCY GEBRE-EGZIABHER is an award winning, independent filmmaker and a Fulbright Scholar. She earned an MFA degree in Film from Howard University and a BS degree in Communications & International Relations from Wilson College. Lucy wrote, produced & directed narrative films as well as organizational videos under the production company she founded in 1999, Teret Productions.  

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For more information about Prof. Lucy visit her faculty blog: https://blogs.nvcc.edu/lgebre/

She is a Professor of Cinema at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), Alexandria Campus, in the Visual, Performing & Media Arts AFA program. She built the Cinema program on the Alexandria campus and co-developed the Cinema curriculum for the AFA degree in the subject, that was approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and adopted by the State of Virginia Community College System.

Prof. Lucy, as she is known to her students, is also the founder and director of the NOVA Student Film Festival International. She initially created the festival for students to showcase their films, but the festival went on to gain recognition on an international scale. Now, via this festival, film students from various parts of the world share their award-winning works.

As a result of running a filmmaking summer camp for middle schoolers for the last 5 years for the Mason Community Arts Academy at George Mason University, Prof. Lucy was inspired to create The Cinema Academy. She developed a curriculum that gives students an in-depth study of the artform over a full academic year.