Enid Zentelis is an award winning director and writer. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival, and awards at New York Film Festival, Tribeca, and winner of Best Director prize at Sonoma FF. Features include: Evergreen, Sundance, Dramatic Competition, and Bottled Up, produced by Olympus Pictures (Beginners), nominated for The Nora Ephron Prize at Tribeca Film Festival, stars Oscar winner, Melissa Leo (The Fighter.) Her first film, an experimental documentary, Granny was an Outlaw, chronicles her family’s rescue by Raoul Wallenberg during the Holocaust, and streams on US Holocaust Museum site as part of its permanent archive. Commercial director work: The Clinton Foundation/Radical Media, for which she interviewed former President Bill Clinton, Warner Records, Universal Records, including films on legends Eric Clapton and The Impressions and acclaimed band WILCO.
Her indie series pilot, Au Pair, premiered in Episodic Competition at 2017 Geena Davis’ Bentonville Film Festival. She was an NBC-Universal Directing Fellow on Tina Fey/Tracey Wigfield produced new series, Great News.
Her original podcast series tells the true story of how her grandmother spied for Allies during WWII, while simultaneously surviving the Holocaust, How My Grandmother Won World War II – premieres on Public Radio International later this year. A novel inspired by this story, French Resistance, also in the works.
She’s a fellow of the Sundance Institute, a graduate of Hampshire College, The Graduate Film Program at NYU, and a member of Film Fatales NYC. She is a professor of directing and feminist film studies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
She is developing her next feature and original series.