Ify Arinze


Neuroscientist-turned-filmmaker from Nigeria, currently based in NYC.

Full Bio
Ifeyinwa Arinze is a neuroscientist-turned-filmmaker from Nigeria and is currently based in New York City. Her work draws inspiration from human behavior and prioritizes intimate portrayals of Black women and girls that are grounded in generosity and care. Her short film, Two or More, premiered at the 2022 New York African Film Festival and has screened at the 2022 Palm Springs International ShortFest, 2022 Bushwick Film Festival and 2022 TIDE Film Festival, where the filmmaker received the 2022 NYWIFT Outstanding Woman Content Creator Award .

Ifeyinwa is a 2022 recipient of The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre, a 2021 BAFTA New York Scholar, and the inaugural recipient of the 2021 Hayden5 x Video Consortium Gear Grant. She received her BA from Mount Holyoke College and is currently an MFA candidate in the Graduate Film program at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.