Desiree Akhavan

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Desiree Akhavan is the co-writer and director of The Miseducation of Cameron Post, which won the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Her first film, Appropriate Behavior, premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Film Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay. Most recently, she created the Hulu original series The Bisexual, which premiered in the fall. She has a BA from Smith College and an MFA from NYU’s graduate film program.


Sundance Institute History
Desiree Akhavan