Stephanie Saxemard is a director, cinematographer, editor, and documentary film producer from Martinique. She is co-founder of Creativ Sün Films, an impact film production company based in Martinique.
Stephanie documents the contemporary Caribbean and has directed and produced several independent short documentaries. Her cinéma vérité explores themes of identity, migration and the environment through intimate, character-driven storytelling. Stephanie is a 2022 BGDM Black director fellow, Hot Docs 2022 Fellow, a Caribbean Film Academy 2022 & 2021 Fellow and a Tribeca Film Institute 2019 alumni.
After an MRes in Political Science and International Cooperation from the University of the West Indies and an MA in Human Rights from the London School of Advanced Studies, she worked as a researcher, analyst and project coordinator in non-profit organisations. She is currently working on short and medium film projects.
Untitled Caribbean Climate change film, 90 min (Martinique) – 2025 – Director/DP/Producer – In writing
In Flux, 52 min – 2024 (Norway/Martinique) – Co-director/co-producer w/ Differ Media – In late development
The Third Season, 30 min – 2024 (Martinique) – Co-director/DP/Producer – In late development The Isle, 12 min – 2024 (Martinique) – Director/DP/Producer – In development
Koudmen the series, 2015-2020 (Martinique) – Director/DP/Editor/Producer
The Sea Between Us, 40 min – 2018 (Martinique) – Director/DP/Producer/Editor – Indie Grits Film Festival (2020), Green Screen Film Festival (2018), Sunchild Environmental Film Festival (2018)
Yole, 26 min – 2017 (Martinique) – Director/Cinematographer/Producer/Editor – Women of the Lens Film Festival (2018), Maritime Jacht Film Festival (2018), Rencontres Cinémas Martinique, Sélection officielle “Compétition documentaire” (2019)
Live Edge, 9 min – 2017 (Martinique) – Director/DP/Producer/Editor – Rapport Film Festival (2018), Wadadli film festival (2020)
Shihan, 5 min – 2017 (Martinique) – Director/DP/Producer/Editor – Wadadli film festival (2020), Showroom Shorts, Sheffield (2018)
2023 Dok Leipzig Animation Producers Lab (Leipzig, Germany)
2023 CTM/CNC Production grant for In Flux (Martinique)
2023 CTM/CNC Development grant for The Third Season (Martinique)
2023 Anidocs Sur Lab, Miradasdocs 2022 FIFAC pitch participant
2022 BGDM Black Director Fellowship and grant (Camden, USA & Toronto, Canada)
2022 HOT DOCS Fellowship & filmmakers lab (Canada)
2022 Caribbean Film Academy Fellowship (Miami, USA)
2022 CTM/CNC Development grant for In Flux (Martinique)
2021 IDFAacademy alumni (Amsterdam Netherlands)
2021 International Crosscurrent Hot Docs Fund Grantee (Canada)
2021 Caribbean Film Academy Fellowship
2021 CTM/CNC Development grant for The Isle (Martinique)
2019 If/Then & IDFA Global Pitch (Amsterdam)