Director BIO: Aimiende Negbenebor Sela (UTOPIA)

LGBT Toronto Film Festival

Director Biography – Aimiende Negbenebor Sela

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Director of the award-winning short films Utopia, and Asa, A Beautiful Girl, Aimiende Negbenebor Sela, aka Aimi, is a descendant of Nigerian parents. She spent her childhood years in Nigerian, West Africa, and returned to her birthplace, New York City, in the late nineties.

After pursuing a career in the field of Information Technology for a number of years, and realizing that that wasn’t where her passion lay, she left the Tech world and turned to her true passion – writing and directing.

Aimiende has written and directed four short films, that played at various festivals around the world. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

Director Statement

As a writer and a filmmaker, I am drawn to the inner conflicts that influence our actions as human beings. I observe people make decisions and watch their faces betray their uncertainties. I see good people…

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