Miriam Needoba is an artist and filmmaker based in Nelson, British Columbia. Miriam graduated from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design with a BFA in 2001, and lived for several years as part of the Intermission Artist Society collective in Vancouver. She has attended programs at the Banff New Media Institute, the Berlinale Talent Campus and was one of the 2009 participants at the Astral Media Emerging Documentary Filmmakers Scholarship Program at Hotdocs in Toronto. Miriam’s experimental films, videos and new media works have been screened and exhibited nationally and internationally. Her “internet documentary”, made in collaboration with Julie Genrdron, was one of three projects selected to pitch at the Hotdocs/Cyberdocs in 2002, as well as being the first web based project ever to pitch at the Australian International Documentary Conference’s DocuMart in 2003. This work along with her Interactive website http://www.designoworld.com/ received new media production grants from the British Columbia Arts Council.