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 Pan African Film Festival (Oscar-qualifying). She is a recipient of a Caucus Foundation Student Production Grant, a recipient of a New York Women in Film & Television award, was shortlisted for the NETFLIX/NALIP Incubator and the Wavelength Productions & The Black TV & Film Collective’s Producers Fellowship. Mirta is currently in post-production on her next narrative short film, JEAN & I.  She is also in the early stages of development for her first feature film, ANGIE.

Her manuscript, SAVING JUDE, recently won the Penguin Random House Publishing / WNDB Revisions Workshop. The manuscript is currently being considered for publication at Penguin Random House. 

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.

Mirta can be found on Twitter and Instagram: @mirtadesir