Yannis Lobaina is a Cuban writer, producer & filmmaker based in Toronto. Since moving to Canada, 2014, she has been recognized for her work as a writer and emerging documentary director. Lobaina is recipient RBC Arts Access Award 2018 By Toronto Arts Foundation and Neighbourhood Arts Network. And a recipient of a Micro –Grant 2016 in Toronto, for her first short documentary as an emerging filmmaker. Where the Magic Happens.
In her work, she explores themes of immigration, diaspora and motherhood through storytelling.