Emile Bokaer


Emile Bokaer is an American filmmaker living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2008.

Among many projects he has recently worked in key roles on the following films: TRUE CONVICTION (in-progress with support from the Sundance Institute, ITVS, Tribeca Film Institute, Macarthur Foundation, Catapult Film Fund, SF Film Society), TRUE SON (Tribeca Film Festival 2014; Winner Best Documentary UNAFF 2014; Big Sky Documentary Film Festival), and INFORMANT (IDFA; San Francisco International Film Festival; Winner Grand Jury Prize DOC NYC; Winner Best Documentary at Austin Film Festival).

His authored films have received awards & screened internationally, including: PURE FRUIT (Thin Line Film Festival; viewed in 40 countries & translated into several languages), SON OF MACISTA (Vimeo Staff Pick, Palm Springs Short Film Festival; Newport Beach Film Festival; New Filmmakers New York), IN CIRCLES (Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences; Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival; Newport Beach Film Festival), LOOKING BACK (DocPoint Helsinki; Edinburgh International Film Festival; Winner Perspectives Award Media that Matters Film Festival; Starz Denver Film Festival).

He is committed to producing thoughtful & honest work in a changing media landscape with ethical, as well as aesthetic, rigor.