The Filmmaker


Stephanie Saxemard is a martinican documentary film director, cinematographer and producer with a solid background in political science.

After an Mphil in International Cooperation from the Université des Antilles and an MA in Human Rights from the University of London, Stephanie worked as a researcher, analyst, and project coordinator in nonprofit organisations.

Since 2015, she focuses on documenting the contemporary Caribbean. She has directed and produced several independent nonfiction films including SHIHAN (Wadadli Film Festival 2019), LIVE EDGE (Rapport Film Festival 2018, Wadadli Film Festival 2019), THE SEA BETWEEN US (Sunchild 8th International Film Festival 2018, Green Screen Film Festival 2018) and YOLE (Women of the Lens Film Festival 2018, Jacht Film Festival 2018, Rencontres Cinémas Martinique, 2019).

In 2019, she is a finalist for the Tribeca Film institute, Ryot films and IDFA IF/Then Global Pitch at IDFA 2019.

Her cinema vérité explores the themes of identity, migration, and environment through intimate character-driven storytelling.









IDFA, Tribeca Film Institute, and RYOT Films announce finalists for IF/Then Global Pitch at IDFA 2019

Finalists named in Tribeca Film Institute, RYOT Films, IDFA climate change short doc pitch contest (exclusive)

Yole is available in VOD!

The Sea Between Us premiered in Martinique at Tropiques Atrium Scène Nationale

Stéphanie Saxémard gets real about Hurricane Maria documentary

Yole screened at London-based Women of The Lens Film festival

Yole programmed at Poland-based Sport Film Festival

Le documentaire Yole continue son tour du monde

La yole entame son tour du monde avec ce documentaire

Documentaire YOLE: 3 jours pour plaire !