Oksana Mirzoyan is an Armenian-American artist and film writer/director. Born in the former Soviet Union, her family became refugees after fleeing the Baku pogroms and immigrated to the US, settling in Detroit. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Art History. Mirzoyan’s films have screened internationally at film festivals including Clermand-Ferrand (France), Camerimage (Poland) and DokuFest (Kosovo). Her short film, "140 Drams” took top prize as Best International Short Film at Izmir Film Festival (Turkey), an Honorable Mention at the Pomegranate Film Festival (Canada) and was recognized by the ICG Emerging Cinematographer Awards (USA). “140 Drams” was selected by Atom Egoyan for his curated section “Diaspora: Atom Egoyan & Armenia” at Fribourg International Film Festival (Switzerland). Her first feature film, "Abysm," received Locarno International Film Festival’s (Switzerland) Open Doors Prize. In 2016 she was awarded a Kresge Artist Fellowship. And in 2018 her experimental and narrative films screened in a solo exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts - Film Theatre. Currently she is documenting the Nagorno-Karabagh conflict in the South Caucasus and working on her first feature.
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