Kira Akerman


Kira has lived in New Orleans since 2011. She directed the short documentary Station 15, featured on PBS’s “Reel South”. It won “Best Audience Award” at the New Orleans Film Festival, “The Reel South Award” at Indie Grits and is currently on a Smithsonian exhibition across Louisiana. It also screened at The Climate Museum in NYC, Sheffield Doc/Fest, and DOCNYC. Kira’s other film work has appeared at Borscht Film Festival, Prospect Art Biennials 2 & 3, New Orleans, and The New Orleans Contemporary Art Center, The New Orleans Film Festival, Rotterdam, and Clermont Ferrand. Prior to directing films, Kira worked on the art department for Approaching the Unknown, under the mentorship of SFX inventor Doug Trumbull (2001: A Space Odyssey). She also worked as a producer for short films, including HERE AND NOW: New Orleans for TIME, Court 13, and Killer Films, and “H-E-L-L-O” (dir: Cauleen Smith) for the New Orleans Contemporary Art Center, and “IN THE WAKE” (dir. Cauleen Smith) for the 2017 Whitney Biennial in NYC.