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Aisha Allen is a filmmaker, writer, and Founder of Reel Mamas Chicago.She graduated from Fisk University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dramatics and Speech and completed her MFA in Cinema Directing at Columbia College Chicago. She has written and directed several short films which include her award-winning short film Bump)ED (2014).  In May of 2018, she started Reel Mamas Chicago, LLC  a Digital Media Company/ Online Magazine dedicated to empowering and inspiring women filmmakers. The online magazine features the latest interviews, film reviews, articles, and essays about women working behind the camera. RMC has covered film festivals around the country including the Chicago International Film Festival, SXSW, and Sundance. Aisha recently graduated from Kartemquin Films and Community Film Workshop’s Diverse Voices in Documentary Fellowship where she worked on developing her first feature documentary “The Cost of Time.”  Aisha was recently awarded the Studio IX’s Mother Project grant and the Sundance Press Inclusion Initiative Stipend. 

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