True art makes the divine silence in the soul break into applause.
Morning Bird Pictures Founder and Creative Director Anna Fahr is an award-winning independent filmmaker who divides time between Toronto and Beirut. Her work has screened in dozens of international film festivals, she has been the recipient of numerous grants and has participated in conferences, panels and pitching forums including the Toronto International Film Festival’s Talent Lab, Tribeca All Access Lab in New York, and Film Independent's Writing and Directing Labs in Los Angeles. Anna earned her BFA from Concordia University in Montreal in 2003 winning the award for overall outstanding achievement in film production. She earned her MA in Film and Middle Eastern Studies at New York University in 2010.
Anna believes in the power of film to bridge cultural divides and draws on her personal connections to North America and the Middle East to tell humanistic stories that cross cultural boundaries. In addition to filmmaking, Anna is an educator who has taught at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and in the Department of Communication Arts at the Lebanese American University in Beirut.