Zayne Akyol is a graduate from UQÀM (University of Quebec at Montreal) media school's film studies program. She explored during her studies two cinematographic forms : documentary and fiction. She now mainly focuses on the documentary form, which became her passion. She won the René Malo Chair/National Film Board of Canada award for most promising documentary filmmaker. Driven by her desire to master the art of the documentary, Zayne Akyol started her graduate studies this year.