Janicza Bravo is a writer and director based in Los Angeles. Her background is in theater.

Her film work has screened at AFI, Carnegie Hall, SXSW, Sundance and Tribeca. Bravo’s feature film debut LEMON premiered at Sundance and was distributed by Magnolia Pictures. Her second feature, ZOLA, premiered in competition at Sundance and will be distributed by A24 and Sony International. A selection of her short films were acquired by Criterion. Variety named her a director to watch in 2020.


(Visiting Faculty teach for the MFA in Film Program on an ad hoc and irregular basis.)

Annie J. Howell

Core Faculty, MFA in Film

Malik Vitthal

Visiting Faculty, MFA in Film

John Gianvito

Faculty, MFA in Film

Guy Maddin

Visiting Faculty, MFA in Film

Jessica Gorter

Faculty, MFA in Film

Nina Davenport

Faculty Chair, MFA in Film