Anu Valia is an Indiana-born, New York-schooled filmmaker whose award-winning short films have screened across the country and abroad. Her most recent short film, LUCIA, BEFORE AND AFTER, won the Jury Prize for US Fiction at Sundance Film Festival. It was also an official selection at festivals around the world including South by Southwest, Hong Kong International Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, and Seattle International Film Festival. LUCIA was a recipient of Refinery29's Shatterbox Anthology grant and is a companion piece to her feature, WE STRANGERS
Anu is part of New York Film Festival's 2017 Artist Academy and is an artist resident of SPACE at Ryder Farm. She's most proud to be an ambassador for the American Film Showcase, a U.S film diplomacy program promoting arts involvement and education abroad.