Erin Semine Kökdil
DFFO 21 Film - Since You Arrived, My Heart Stopped Belonging to Me
Erin Semine Kökdil is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and educator. Her work often deals with issues of migration, identity, and motherhood, and has screened at IDFA, Hot Docs, Camden International Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, AFI Docs, Palm Springs International ShortFest, among others.
Her work has been supported by SFFILM, Points North Institute, Fulbright, and National Geographic and featured on The New Yorker, KQED, and Means TV. Prior to becoming a filmmaker, she worked extensively with non-profits and community-led initiatives in the U.S. and Guatemala. She holds a BA in Latin American Studies and Spanish from Smith College and an MFA in Documentary Film and Video from Stanford University.