Tag: ANU VALIA

Sundance-winning Short ‘Lucia, Before and After’ Nominated in The Wrap’s Shortlist Film Festival

Anu Valia’s Lucia, Before and After has been nominated in The Wrap’s 2017 Shortlist Film Festival. The short film earned the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance this year as well as a nomination at SXSW. The 15-minute short is about a young woman who must wait out Texas’s state-mandated 24-hour waiting period before her abortion can proceed. Her previous film Drifters scored a Special Jury…

#screensparks: Sundance London Announces 2017 Shorts Program

The Sundance Film Festival’s London-based event announced its program of shorts to be screened as part of the larger line-up that takes places on June 1-4 at Picture House Central West End. The 95-minute program includes 7 short films that have garnered praise not just at Sundance, but at other film festivals on the calendar as well. Anu Valia’s 15-minute short Lucia, Before And After is…

Two Female Directors Lead List of Major 2017 Sundance Short Film Award Winners

Two female directors have scored two of the three major short film prizes at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.  Anu Valia won the Jury Award for U.S Fiction for Lucia, Before and After. Francisca Alegría picked up the international equivalent award for her short And The Whole Sky Fit In The Dead Cow’s Eye. The main Grand Jury Prize was won by Japanese newcomer Makoto Nagahisa…

25 Narrative Short Filmmakers to Watch at Sundance 2017

It is generally understood that shorts are the promise of what is to come, providing a glimpse of an emerging filmmaker’s potential as they establish a career for themselves. In its nearly 40-year history, the Sundance Film Festival has introduced many a filmmaker to the world, and this year is no exception. With compelling narratives that reflect the current times, such as the Syrian refugee…