Margarethe Baillou
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Margarethe Baillou is the head and founder of independent film production companies M.Y.R.A. Entertainment, LLC, in New York and M.Y.R.A. Entertainment Europe Ltd in London, producing nonviolent feature films, documentaries, short films and video art. To date, her work has garnered over 50 awards on five continents. Her credits include short films "Telling A You" and "And So I Begin." as well as video art pieces "One After," "Une Reflexion," the documentary short "Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy" and feature films "Drawing Home (starring Kate Mulgrew)," "Call Me By Your Name" (starring Armie Hammer), "Change in the Air" (starring Rachel Brosnahan) and an 1840s New England drama (dir. Ellen Kuras), currently in development.

Margarethe is an invited member of the New York Women in Film & Television, Women in Film & Television Toronto, Atlantik-Brucke in Berlin, the American Council on Germany in New York and the German-American Business Council in Washington, D.C. She is also the founder of the M.Y.R.A. Initiative in New York, supporting children in crisis, investing in nonviolent film projects and establishing a traveling film festival showcasing nonviolent cinema.

Margarethe holds an M.A. in American Studies from Columbia University in the City of New York and a B.A. in International Communications from the American University of Paris, France. Together with her family, she splits her time between London and New York.

festival posterLE PARDON, 5min, USA, Thriller/Mystery