Erin Kökdil

Art Discipline: 
Bethesda, MD
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Jun 3, 2024 to Jun 14, 2024

Erin Semine Kökdil is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and educator whose work explores love and resistance, touching upon themes of migration, identity, and motherhood. Her films have screened at IDFA, Hot Docs, Camden, AFI Docs, among others, and has been supported by SFFILM, Mountainfilm, Points North Institute, National Geographic, Fulbright, 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. Her latest documentary, “Since you arrived, my heart stopped belonging to me,” was nominated for Best Short at the IDA Awards in 2021. She holds a BA in Latin American Studies and Spanish from Smith College and an MFA in Documentary Film from Stanford University. She is the recipient of a 2019 SFFilm Film House Residency, a 2020 Fulbright-National Geographic Fellowship, and a 2022 Confluence Fellowship from True False Film Festival. She is an Assistant Professor of Creative Media Production at the University of Oklahoma.