Writer/Director Oksana Mirzoyan is an Armenian-American filmmaker focused on narrative and visual storytelling. Mirzoyan was born in Baku, Azerbaijan and came to Detroit by way of Yerevan, Armenia and Moscow, Russia. She began making films in 2001, first appearing in front of the lens and then transitioning to behind the camera.
Mirzoyan’s work has screened internationally in over ten countries and at top 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 Award.
Mirzoyan’s work has taken her to some of the most remote corners of the world where she has worked on both personal projects and humanitarian causes. Mirzoyan is currently based in Detroit.