Elite triathlete and long-distance runner Emily Lobsenz is fluent in French, Spanish and Basque. She also plays the cello. Lobsenz's work as a filmmaker ranges from feature documentaries to fantastical narrative films to interactive new media projects. With a background in fine arts and literature, Lobsenz graduated from Amherst College and earned an master’s degree at the Courtald Institute of Art in London. While living in Spain, she dove into camera and production design with independent films across Europe. Lobsenz has received fellowships and grants from ITVS, the Fulbright Program, the Jerome Foundation and Tribeca Film Institute, among others. She directed Song of the Basques and The Never Bell. Lobsenz co-directed the film Sandorkraut, a profile of the fermentation master, Sandor Katz (Mountainfilm 2016).