Ellie Foumbi is an actor/writer/director from Cameroon. She holds an MFA from Columbia University's School of the Arts in Directing. Her films have screened at several international film festivals, as well as placed in the Student Academy Awards Semifinals and been nominated for an African Movie Academy Award. She was invited to participate in New York Film Festival's prestigious Artist Academy. She's is a Tribeca Film Institute Alumni and Film Independent Screenwriting Lab Fellow. Ellie made her TV directorial debut on BET's hip-hop anthology, Tales. She is a finalist of the 2019/2020 Venice Biennale Cinema College with her first feature which will be presented at the 77th Venice International Film Festival in 2020.