harriette yahr
 
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Harriette Yahr is a filmmaker and writer. She also founded Miami Film Workshops. Her short films have won numerous awards and have screened at festivals worldwide, including Telluride. Her latest, Baker's Men, aired on the Sundance Channel, and then Logo, and is distributed on DVD by the Spiritual Cinema Circle (SCC) -- it is also part of a new SCC shorts compilation "Raising Consciousness." (You can also purchase a copy of Baker's Men through this website. And check out www.modernrhymes.com for the next film installment).

Yahr's journalism and interviews have appeared in IndieWIRE, BlackBook Magazine, Salon.com, Nerve.com, The Miami Herald, DOX, Whole Life Times, Tikkun, Hana Hou! (The Hawaiian Airlines Magazine), The Advocate, and more. She's received several grants for her work, including a Florida Individual Artists Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Regional Fellowship, a US Embassy (Ankara, Turkey) Travel Grant, and a nomination for a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship. She has sat on film festival panels, taught filmmaking at the University of Miami, been a guest lecturer at Dartmouth College, Columbia College Chicago, and the New York Film Academy. She teaches local and traveling screenwriting/film workshops at her Miami Film Workshops and operates TheFilmConsultant.com and TheWritingConsultant.com to help filmmakers more personally, when time avails.

Harriette's a Sagitarrius (with Capricorn rising and Libra moon for those counting), was the first quarterback on her junior high boy's tackle football team (click the "football" link above to see pics; contact her if you want to fund the movie version), loves warm weather and visiting Maui, and turned vegetarian at age 8 after watching her father perform open heart surgery. She went to Dartmouth for undergrad where she studied computer programming and linguistics before graduating with Honors in Film Studies. She also received two Academic Citations for Excellence in Music and Physics. Harriette received her MFA in Visual Arts from UC, San Diego with a 4.0 G.P.A. (for those counting!).