Shevaun Mizrahi

was selected as one of Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film" for 2015. She worked as an assistant to cinematographer Ed Lachman and was also a fellow with Marcie Bloom (Sony Pictures Classics). Her first documentary feature “Distant Constellation” was selected for the IFP Documentary Lab and the IFP Project Forum (New York), the !fdoclab (Istanbul), the Catapult True/False Roughcut Retreat (San Francisco), and received support from the Turkish New Film Fund (Istanbul). Before shifting to film, Shevaun was a Presidential Scholar in the Arts for photography.


Distant Constellation, 2017.
Special Jury Mention

Distant Constellation (16+)

USA, Turkey, Netherlands, 2017, colour, 80 min.
Director: Shevaun Mizrahi
“Distant Constellation” drops us inside an Istanbul retirement home, where the battle-scarred residents bask in the camera’s attention. A creaky-voiced woman confides her personal account of the Armenian genocide. A sweetly deluded pianist performs a composition before confessing his love. A blind photographer fiddles with his flash as he points his own camera back at us. Shevaun Mizrahi’s playful, immaculately controlled film finds hypnotizing rhythms in the residents’ limbo-like state.


Locarno – Fipresci Award; Seville FF Spain – Jury Award.

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