Leslie Koren is a an award-winning visual artist, educator & documentary filmmaker with 10 years of producing, directing and editing video, a keen visual sense and drive for high production value. Demonstrated experience taking projects from ideation to execution, having produced a feature length film, marketing, messaging campaigns, customizing content and tone for target audiences and aligning with partners as needed. She has been in production + post-production work since 2015, and brings expertise in storytelling, nurturing alliances across stakeholders, and production expertise.
Her work has been exhibited in print, online and at venues such as the Wexner Studio Film/Video Residency, UnionDocs, Hamptons Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, IFC’s Split Screens, Cleveland International Film Festival to name a few, and distributed through Tribeca Film Institute’s Reframe Collection. She is the recipient of several awards including the Philadelphia Fellowship to the Flaherty Film Seminar and the Harry Friedberg Film Grant through the Philadelphia Psychoanalysis Foundation that fosters significant films highlighting psychoanalytic insights. Koren has a degree in Anthropology and Jewish Studies from Hampshire College and an MFA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University. Koren is a 2021 Maker Creator Fellow for her VR project Pioneering Landscapes, about the work and life of early landscape architect Marion Coffin. Koren is also a recipient of a competitive 2020 Artist Relief grant - a coalition comprising seven core partners, including the Academy of American Poets, Creative Capital, and United States Artists- in an effort to help creative workers in the wake of Covid-19.
Koren holds an MFA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University in Philly, and a BA from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA.
FILM/VIDEO. directing, filming, editing, producing.
NON-FICTION. photography, writing.