anna anaka is an emerging artist and writer-director. since 2018, anna has written, directed, produced and edited five short films. her art practice in filmmaking and photography explores the themes of identity, memory and morality. with a cinematic style that plays with space and time, her character-driven stories centre around situations that examine the human condition and stimulate critical engagement from her audiences.
anna was born and raised in swift current, saskatchewan, and is of filipino and spanish descent. she currently resides in vancouver, british columbia and is in her final year of film & screen arts at emily carr university of art + design. she also works in the production and art departments in the commercial film industry during the summer, gaining valuable experience, mentorship and inspiration, which fuel her personal projects.
she is currently working on several projects, including her graduation film, "looking back", a dramatic, musical short that navigates the regrets of a mother and daughter through the lens of their complicated relationship.