About

Elizabeth Mirzaei is a documentary director and cinematographer. Her first feature-length film LAILA AT THE BRIDGE screened at dozens of festivals including Locarno, CPH:DOX (F:ACT Award), Santa Barbara (Social Justice Award), Hot Docs (Top 20 Audience Favorite), Bergen (Human Rights Award) and Sheffield (Tim Hetherington Award Nominee). Elizabeth lived in Afghanistan for eight years where she directed films for Al Jazeera, the BBC and Discovery.  Her cinematography has been featured in A FLICKERING TRUTH (New Zealand’s entry to the Academy Awards), and the Emmy-nominated WHAT TOMORROW BRINGS. Previously, Elizabeth worked in development at Millennium Films. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter and is available for assignments.