Erika Cohn

Idle Wild Films

ERIKA COHN is an Emmy award winning director/producer who Variety recognized as one of 2017’s top ten documentary filmmakers. Most recently, Erika completed The Judge, a film about the first woman judge to be appointed to the Middle East’s Shari’a courts, which premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and will be broadcast on PBS’ 2018 Independent Lens series. Erika co-directed/produced, In Football We Trust, an Emmy award-winning, feature documentary about the unique faith and culture that ultimately drives young Pacific Islander men into the NFL, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was broadcast on PBS’ 2016 Independent Lens series. Her work has been supported by IFP, the Sundance Institute, Tribeca Institute, Hot Docs, Sheffield, ITVS, Women in Film, BAVC and the CPB Producer’s Academy among others.

 

Erika grew up attending the Sundance Film Festival as a native Utahn, where she first began her career. In 2008, Erika traveled to Cambodia where she shot Giant Steps, a documentary about the restitution of art after the Khmer Rouge rule, which aired on PBS. Later that year she directed La Guerrera, a narrative short about a young girl in Mexico pursuing her dreams to become a professional soccer player, which premiered at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival. Erika has received numerous accolades for her work, including a Director’s Guild of America award for her film, When the Voices Fade, a narrative profile of the Lebanese-Israeli war of 2006, and has been a featured panelist/speaker at various film festivals and university conferences across the globe. She studied at Chapman University (California) and Hebrew University (Jerusalem) and has degrees in Film Production, Middle Eastern Studies, and Acting Performance. In 2013, Erika founded Idle Wild Films, Inc., which has released three feature documentaries and produced numerous branded content and commercial spots, including Gatorade’s Win from Within series, for which she received a 2016 Webby award nomination. Erika is also an avid photographer and served as a U.S. Ambassadorial Film Scholar to Israel/Palestine.

Sessions in which Erika Cohn attends

Tuesday 25 September, 2018

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  • Pulling Back the Curtain
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  • Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study - Linwood Dunn Theater
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  • Interactive Workshop
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Wednesday 26 September, 2018

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Frederick Wiseman
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Zipporah Films
Director, Producer, Edit...
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  • Gimme Truth!
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  • The Montalbán - Theatre
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  • Game Show
    CreativityTransparencyEmerging
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  • PBS Indies Party
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  • NeueHouse Hollywood - NeueHouse Hollywood
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Thursday 27 September, 2018

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  • Keynote: Orwa Nyrabia
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  • Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study - Linwood Dunn Theater
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  • Duty of Care: Protecting Vulnerable Sources
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    TransparencyJournalism
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  • Palestinian Filmmaker Panel
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