Mounia Akl is a Lebanese director and writer living in New York. She holds a bachelor’s degree in archtitecture from ALBA and an MFA in directing from Columbia University. She was recently selected by The Cannes Film Festival for their prestigious residency program where she is working on her feature film COSTA BRAVA. Her recent short film, SUBMARINE, was included in the official selection of the 69th Cannes Film Festival, The Toronto International Film Festival, The Hamptons International Film Festival and Dubai International Film Festival. Submarine also received the KODAK Motion Picture Grant awarded to three worldwide filmmakers in 2016. SUBMARINE was recently a vimeo staff pick. Her latest project for the designer Sandra Mansour has been receiving wide critical acclaim in the fashion world.