Anne-Sophie Bine (France/Poland)

Anne-Sophie Bine is a Franco-Polish director and writer. Before obtaining her M.F.A. in Directing from the American Film Institute Conservatory (AFI), Anne-Sophie received a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. She got her start in the film industry in London, working alongside Oscar®-winning production designer Rick Heinrichs on Disney’s Pinocchio, then moved to New Zealand to work on Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Anne-Sophie’s work focuses on complex female protagonists making morally gray choices, especially those surrounding sexuality. Her first short film, Dog Lover, screened in film festivals around the world, and her AFI thesis short film, Cherubs, premiered this spring.

Native Species When a guarded young woman returns to her remote New Zealand hometown to attend her estranged father’s wedding, she must finally confront the dangerous version of herself she thought she had buried there.