Josalynn Smith

New York, New York, United States

Josalynn Smith is a Black American filmmaker based in New York City. A recent graduate of Columbia University’s Film MFA program, her thesis short, Something in the Water, received the Sloan Foundation’s Production Grant. Additionally, Josalynn is the recipient of the Jesse Thompkins III Screenwriting Award from Columbia. Her shorts and a feature documentary on which she served as a narrator and videographer have screened at St. Louis International Film Festival, Queer Fest St. Louis, Twin Cities Black Film Festival, Williamsburg International Film Festival, and San Diego Black Film Festival. She looks forward to incubating her feature script of Something in the Water over the next months as an SFFILM Sloan Science in Cinema Filmmaker Fellow.