Yannis Lobaina
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Photography – Toronto, ON

Yannis Lobaina is a Cuban short-story writer, Filmmaker, and Storyteller based in Toronto and studied at the Internacional School of Cinema, Radio and Tv in Havana, Cuba. She has produced more than 20 shorts fiction and documentaries as well as an Assistant Director for more than ten years. Lobaina also holds a Creative Writing diploma (Centro Onelio, Havana, Cuba). In 2019 Yannis received the RBC Arts Access Fund (Toronto Arts Foundation, 2019), which helped fund the photography exhibition 'Rebirth,' which was showcased in August 2019 by Raw Artist Network (Toronto) at Mod Club. As a photographer, she is currently focusing on minimal landscape photography. Yannis loves to explore themes of immigration, diaspora and motherhood through different storytelling tools, including documentary, photography and short fiction stories. She has received as a writer of children's literature the Toronto Arts Council Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship grant and twice Awarded RBC Arts Access Award 2019 & 2018 By Toronto Arts Foundation and Neighbourhood Arts Network. Currently, she is in the development of a Short Documentary "Where the Magic Happens" as an emerging filmmaker. More about https://enlareddeltiempo.com/ ...more