Justin Lerner

Justin Lerner is an award-winning filmmaker from Boston, Massachusetts whose first feature film, Girlfriend, premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival and won the 2011 Gotham Independent Film Audience Award. His second feature film, The Automatic Hate, made its world premiere at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival and was later nominated for the Flash Forward Award (best first or second feature) at Busan International Film Festival. Lerner recently completed his third feature film, Cadejo Blanco, a Spanish language co-production between Guatemala, USA, and Mexico. In 2016, Lerner helped launch the Escuela de Cine at Francisco Marroquin University in Guatemala City, where he lives for part of each year.