Mirta Desir is an award winning Haitian-American director, writer and producer whose work has screened at several festivals. Most recently her short film ALL THE GAPS had its World Premiere at the Oscar-qualifying Pan African Film Festival. She is a recipient of a Caucus Foundation Production Grant and a recipient of a New York Women in Film & Television award. Recently, her feature film ANGIE, which is currently in the early stages of development, won the “Lynn Shelton” Grant.
Her manuscript, SAVING JUDE, recently won the Penguin Random House Publishing / WNDB Revisions Workshop grant.
Mirta holds a BA and a BS from Syracuse University, a Juris Doctor from Loyola University and has an MFA in Directing from the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema at Brooklyn College.
Mirta is obsessed with (or passionate about) stories – both narrative and non-fiction. This can be seen in her narrative work mentioned above but also in her documentary work. At the end of any project, Mirta’s goal is to ensure that viewers are taken on an emotional journey with the characters — and if her stories spark a little light inside a heart and mind, well then, one can have their cake and eat it too.