Ajna Films is a production company founded in 2001 by Alysa Nahmias. The director-producer and her team have been lauded for telling stories that weave the personal with the collective, and for a balanced perspective on delicate subjects.
In 2011, Nahmias and her directing partner Benjamin Murray won an Independent Spirit Award for Ajna's feature documentary, Unfinished Spaces. The film garnered numerous film festival prizes and was broadcast worldwide, including on PBS in North America and HBO in Latin America. Unfinished Spaces was an official selection of Sundance Film Forward and screened at The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Venice Biennale.
Nahmias' producing credits also include the 2017 Sundance Jury Award-winning Unrest by director Jennifer Brea; the scripted feature No Light and No Land Anywhere by writer/director Amber Sealey with executive producer Miranda July; Shield and Spear by director Petter Ringbom; and the PBS American Masters film Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq by director/producer Nancy Buirski with creative advisor Martin Scorsese, which premiered at the 2013 New York Film Festival and the Berlinale.
Nahmias is sought after as a consulting producer and has been featured in Filmmaker Magazine as an innovator in the new landscape of independent film distribution. She has been a Sundance Catalyst Fellow, a Film Independent Fellow, and won awards from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Arnold W. Brunner Award from the American Institute of Architects, and the Society of Architectural Historians. Ajna Films is based in Los Angeles and New York.