Zenzele Ojore (b.1994 Houston, Texas) is a filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist whose work is centered around the unearthing of her and her family's memories as she reflects on the experience of growing up in a part of America that made her but was never made for her.

Her film and photography work focuses on the intricacies of black life in the American South, a place where the past and present seem to blur.

She fuses her background as a collage artist and documentary photographer into her moving-image work, creating vivid portraits that interweave the American South as a place with the stories and images of the Black people who live there. 

She is a 2020 Sundance Ignite Fellow and 2019 Sundance Horizon Award Winner. Her award-winning short films have been screened at festivals and museums, including SXSW, Sundance (Sundance Ignite), and MoMA. Her work has also been streamed and aired on television through Showtime. She has been named a 2023 SFFILM Raining grant recipient for her feature film The South is My Sister’s Skin. 

Zenzele received her degree in 2018 from the Rhode Island School of Design and was a dean fellow at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.

Zenzele lives In NYC, where she works as an editor at Translation LLC.