Leah Meyerhoff is an award winning independent filmmaker who wrote and directed the narrative feature film I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS starring Natalia Dyer and Peter Vack, which was released theatrically after premiering at SXSW, winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Atlanta Film Festival and additional awards from Tribeca Film Institute, San Francisco Film Society, Woodstock Film Festival, and the Adrienne Shelly Foundation.
Leah is the founder of FILM FATALES, a non-profit organization which advocates for parity in the film industry and supports hundreds of women feature film and television directors around the world. Over the past five years, she has produced over one hundred panel discussions, educational workshops and networking events for marginalized filmmakers in collaboration with organizations such as Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, Hot Docs, and Toronto International Film Festival.
In an entertainment industry where women direct less than 5% of the top box office films and less than 20% of episodic television shows, Film Fatales provides a structure that enables women directors to get their films made and seen. By offering space for mentorship, peer networking and direct participation, Film Fatales is expanding the landscape of storytelling to bring exciting new films to the screen.