Biography

Liza Mandelup started out in photography before moving into filmmaking, making her debut with a short film, TWINHEADS (2015). Her other shorts include FANGIRL (2016), SUNDOWN (2016), and SHOWPONY (2018). She has directed commercials for brands that include Chanel, Dove, and Adidas and collaborated with online platforms that include Vogue, Dazed, I-D, and Nowness. Says Mandelup of her process, “For me, I explore my idea while filming, I need to look at the idea through a lens to fully understand where I’m going with it. I’m looking for the story as much as I am creating it.”
Her latest documentary JAWLINE (2019) won the Sundance FF’s U.S. Doc Special Jury Award for Emerging Filmmaker.

Films Selection