Idil Ibrahim is an award winning filmmaker and has worked on and produced award winning film projects that have gone on to screen at the top international film festivals such as the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Toronto International Film
Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, Cinéma du Réel in Paris, and Sundance Film Festival, among others. Idil was also selected as one of five women directors to direct a short film for Glamour Magazine's The Girl Project for "Get Schooled," a series focusing on girls education around the world in Malawi, India, Brazil and the United States. She is a recipient of the 2017 Extraordinary Women Awards held by the 92nd Street Y, a hub for women to learn and inspire others by sharing their knowledge, ideas, insights and strength. 

A graduate of UC Berkeley, her work has led her around the world and extensively throughout Africa. She was most recently in Senegal, where she directed and produced the film Sega, starring
Alassane Sy (Restless City, Mediterranea), which examines the issue of migration and repatriation. She is passionate about human rights, humanitarian issues, and global education. She is a contributor to the popular blog Everyday Africa and is a producer at redfitz, an NYC based film production company. Idil has been featured in the Guardian, Astronaut Magazine, Glamour, ElleFusion.net, Splinter TVReal America With Jorge Ramos, Destination Iman and Instagram's blog.


 On stage at 92Y's 2017 Extraordinary Women Awards on Park Avenue

 On stage at 92Y's 2017 Extraordinary Women Awards on Park Avenue

      S E L E C T E D   F E S T I V A L S

  • Sundance Film Festival
  • Tribeca Film Institute, All Access Program, Tribeca Film Festival 
  • Toronto International Film Festival 
  • Los Angeles International Film Festival
  • Aspen Shorts
  • Durban International Film Festival
  • International Film Festival Rotterdam
  • Traverse City Film Festival
  •  Cinéma du Réel, Paris

      P A N E L S  |  S P E A K E R | A W A R D S  

  • 2017 Extraordinary Women Awards by the 92nd Street Y, Emily Rosenthal Award Recipient
  • Seventh Art Stand at the Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art
  • Sadie Nash Leadership Project, Trailblazer Tuesdays
  • UN High Commissioner for Refugees, World Refugee Day | | FilmAid Workshop Kakuma Refugee Camp
  • Columbia University, School of International & Public Affairs Screening
  • Bronx Lab School
  • Bronx Documentary Center
  • Berkeley Film Showcase, CAA
  • Finalist, Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Program in Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship
  • Nordic Somali Youth Summit
  • #WEWONTBACKDOWN - A Seven Day Series of City Wide Public Forums on Communities Impacted by the Travel Ban