Nefise Özkal Lorentzen

Nefise Özkal Lorentzen is a Turkish-Norwegian writer, filmmaker and associate professor at Innland University.

Over the past two decades she has directed documentaries, short films, TV-series and a controversial documentary trilogy related to Islam: “Gender Me” (2008), “A Balloon for Allah” (2011), and “ManIslam” (2014). She’s been named one of the TOP 10 immigrant role models in Norway. She’s received several awards and nominations, and her films have premiered in prestigious festivals such as IDFA, Rhode Island Film Festival and Gothenburg Film Festival.