Isa Benn

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Artist's Statement

Twenty-six year old award winning Screenwriter, Playwright, Filmmaker and
Multimedia Visual Artist Isa Benn is currently based out of Toronto, Canada. She is
a first generation, Toronto native of African-Canadian and Caribbean-Canadian
descent. With several highly visual-sensory ‘handicaps’, including synesthesia and
or ideasthesia, she has parlayed these long-time impediments into an extraordinary
understanding of visceral-visual language and expression. Her stylistically
introspective work deals predominantly with experiential culturalism, colour,
class, sexuality, gender, and magical realism.

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AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Bluecat Screenplay Competition Finalist
Norman Jewison Award ​ Kodak Film Award
Reel World Top 20 Filmmakers to watch
MoMA PS1 Finalist
Deluxe Best of the Showcase
Art Gallery of Ontario Young Artists on Display
Best Stage Play Fringe Festival
Telefilm Not Short in Talent Cannes
William F. White Audience Choice Award
Festival du Nouveau
Selected for HBO specialized mentorship. 2015
Featured in: Dazed magazine, NY Arts Magazine, Les Femme Folles Magazine and BUST, @Banned