Dea Gjinovci (she/her) is a Swiss-Albanian director-producer based in Paris. She is a 2019 Sundance Talent Forum alum and 2019 Film Independent Fellow. Her award-winning documentary short ‘Sans le Kosovo’ won Best National Film at Dokufest in 2017. Her debut feature-length documentary ‘Wake Up on Mars’ received support from the Sundance Film Institute and Ford Foundation/JustFilms, and won the “Perspectives d’un doc” pitch award at Visions du Réel 2018. It premiered virtually at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival and Visions du Réel in Switzerland. She was awarded the “Best New Talent” mention at Biografilm Festival 2020, and Wake Up on Mars was nominated for the prestigious “Prix de Soleure” and “Opera Prima” award at Solothurner Tage 2021. In June 2018, she co-founded Amok Films with fellow filmmaker Antoine Goldet in Paris. More recently, she has held conferences and masterclasses with the University of Geneva, Dokufest Film school, and Cine-UN.