Nancy C. Mejía is a director/writer born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She was awarded the 2014 Latino Film Fund Seed Grant and 2015 Latino Screenwriting Project Fellowship, a lab organized with consulting support from the Sundance Institute. Her short, Mateo, about a Latino teen’s fraught relationship with his abusive father, aired on El Rey Network in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month; and her dramatic screenplay Jennifer’s Tigers, a coming-of-age story following an interracial lesbian couple in the American South in the mid-20th century, was selected as part of NALIP 2015 Diverse Women in Media Residency Lab and a 2014 quarterfinalist for the Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting. She is first-generation Salvadoran-American and endeavors to explore and share authentic portrayals of diverse, overlooked communities.
Accomplishments: 2017-2018 AFI Directing Workshop for Women Fellow, 2015 NALIP Latino Lens, 2016 Disney/ABC Directing Program Finalist, 2014 Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting Quarterfinalist, 2014 American Zoetrope Screenwriting Competition Quarterfinalist, 2014 Latino Film Fund Seed Grant Recipient, 2015 Latino Screenwriting Project Fellow, 2001 Inner-City Filmmakers Alumna.