Ellie Foumbi

Ellie Foumbi

Director and Screenwriter

New York City, New York

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January 2019
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About Ellie

Ellie Foumbi is an actor/writer/director born in Cameroon, West Africa. She holds an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts in Directing. Her award-winning short film, “Zenith”, was a 44th Student Academy Awards Semifinalist and a 2018 African Movie Academy Awards Nominee in the Best Short Film category. She was invited to participate in New York Film Festival’s 2018 Artist Academy. Her films have been selected to screen at several international film festivals, including Santa Barbara International, Sidewalk, BOGO Shorts, Champs-Élysées and Zanzibar International Film Festival, among others. Her producing credits include the Student BAFTA Award Winner and Gold Student Academy Award-Winning short film, “Nocturne in Black.” She’s the recipient of the Jesse Thompkins III Award in Screenwriting, the IFP Marcie Bloom Fellowship and is a Film Independent Screenwriting Lab Fellow.




  • Best Performance (TIDE Film Festival / Zenith)

  • Audience Award (Pride Film Festival / Uniform)

  • Best LGBT Short (Film Independent Awards / Uniform)

  • Best Student Director (Black Star International FF / Zenith)

  • 2nd Place - Best Short Film (Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes / Last Day in Paradise)

  • IFP Audience Award (Columbia University Film Festival / Zenith)

  • Caucus Gold Circle Award for Best Producer (Caucus Foundation / Nocturne in Black)

  • Grand Jury for Best Short Script (Rhode Island International Film Festival / Zenith)


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