Julia Kots’s first narrative feature film, Inez & Doug & Kira, is distributed by 1091 Pictures. It is a recipient of the NYFA Made In NY grant. Julia's award-winning short films have screened on PBS and in dozens of festivals worldwide, including Slamdance, Cinequest, Woodstock, Hamptons, Edmonton, and Chicago International. She has received awards and grants such as IFP Audience Choice Award, Coca Cola Refreshing Filmmakers Grant, New Line Cinema Grant, Milos Forman Fund, ASCAP Scoring Grant, AMPAS Foundation Grant, as well as a residency from the MacDowell Colony. Julia is a refugee from the former Soviet Union and holds an MFA from Columbia University Film School and a BA from Yale University.