Ronit Meranda

Ronit grew up in Istanbul, Turkey. Being interested both in arts and films she moved to London in 2004 to do a BA in Fine Arts at Chelsea College of Art and Design where she discovered and pursued the art of making videos.

Since then she’s had a meandering journey editing dance films, commercials, documentaries and narrative, all the while developing a taste for writing and directing her own films.

She’s now proud to call herself both a Film Editor and a Writer/Director with the knowledge that the two practices feed each other quite nicely and that she’s simply a more pleasant person, pursuing both.

Her first drama short, Honeymoon (2016) is distributed by NQV Media, and is available on Vimeo on Demand and Amazon Prime, after being screened at over twenty festivals around the world, including Encounters Short Film Festival, BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Cork Film Festival and BBC See Hear. Review here

Her short dark comedy Funeral of a Marriage Counsellor (2022) which was a finalist at the IMDb Script to Screen Awards 2016 and was selected for BFI South West Connect & Collaborate in 2020, has premiered at Palm Springs ShortFest in June 2022. Her short animation Pigeons, All!, was shortlisted for The Pitch Fund 2018. She was a Raising Films writer-in-residence in 2019 where she started developing her short dark comedy Baa, Baa. The film was a finalist for The Pitch Fund 2024, and is in development with Candid Broads Productions.

Ronit was a Creative Mentor as part of the BFI Film Academy South West 2022 programme; and she is also a member of WFTV and BAFTA Connect.