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Erin Semine Kökdil

Erin Semine Kökdil

Documentary Film and Video
B.A., Smith College, 2012


Erin Semine Kökdil is a storyteller interested in building solidarity and inciting social change through the power of film. Her work deals with issues of trauma, marginalization, and migration and has screened at IDFA, Hot Docs, and Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Latin American Studies and Spanish from Smith College and is currently pursuing an M.F.A in Documentary Film and Video at Stanford University.


The Breitrose Awards by The Enersen Foundation, 2018

Ale y Yose 

HD Video
JUNE, 2018

Two undocumented friends struggle with the reality of an unknown future, reimagining what it means to be a teenage girl in the U.S.

all that we carry 

HD Video
JUNE, 2017

A Guatemalan woman tries to make a new home in Oakland. But can a new beginning erase a painful past?

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2018
Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest, 2018
Palm Springs International Shortfest, 2018
Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, 2018
The Brooklyn Women’s Film Festival, 2018
Glass City Film Festival, 2018


HD Video
Co-directed by Zulfiya Hamzaki
MARCH, 2017

Three generations of Native Americans face an uncertain future amidst changing times and landscapes.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Cable TV Telecast, Multnomah County on Pulse of Portland, an Open Signal curated channel, 2019
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) Film Festival, 2018
Bogotá Short Film Festival, 2018
Palm Springs International Shortfest, 2018
California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival, 2017


16mm Black & White Film

Amidst the depths of despair, a grieving mother finds her voice to challenge the forces of injustice and inspire hope.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Hot Docs International Film Festival, 2018
New Filmmakers New York, 2018
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2018
Denton Black Film Festival, 2018
The People’s Film Festival, 2018
FECIBogotá, 2018
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), 2017
San Francisco Frozen Film Festival, 2017
March on Washington Film Festival, 2017
SF DocFest, 2017
Palm Springs International Shortfest, 2017



June 16, 2018

Free and open to the public.

Cubberley Auditorium
June 15, 2017

Free and open to the public

Cubberley Auditorium
March 21, 2017
Cubberley Auditorium
December 13, 2016

Free and open to the public

Cubberley Auditorium


February 20, 2018 to March 2, 2018
McMurtry Building; Gunn Foyer and Miller Discussion Space
January 17, 2017 to January 24, 2017
McMurtry Building

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