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AWARDS & HONORS

COMPETITIONS, FELLOWSHIPS & LABS

Fellow - Creative Corridor 2022, Independent Film Trust (UK)/Roadmap Writers (US) Diversity Initiative supported by Sony Pictures Television

Fellow - BIPOC Writers Fellowship: Adapting Books to the Screen, 2021

Winner - The Script Lab Screenwriting Contest, 2019

Winner, Be the Change Award - Colorado International Activism Film Festival

Winner, Best TV Concept - Queen Palm International Film Festival, 2020

Winner, Grant Development Recipient - Stowe Story Labs, 2020

Top 1% - Historical TV Category - The Red List, 2022

Top 2% - Drama Feature Category - The Red List, 2022

Top 5% - The Writers Lab, NYC, 2022

Top 10% - The Academy Nicholl Fellowship for Screenwriters, 2020

Finalist - SAGindie Fellowship, 2019 

FinalistWeScreenplay Diverse Voices Fellowship, 2019 

Finalist (Top 10) - Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition

Top 50 Short Screenplays - Cinequest Screenwriting Competition, 2017

Top 100 Screenplays - Launchpad Feature Competition

2nd Round - Sundance Episodic Lab, 2021 

2nd Round - MACRO x The Black List Feature Screenwriter Incubator, 2021

2nd Round - ISA Fast Track Fellowship, 2022  

2nd Rounder - Austin Film Festival, 2020 

 

THEATRE

One of the "50 Playwrights to Watch" - The Dramatists Guild

Semifinalist - The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson American Playwriting Award

Winner - Emerging Playwright Award (NYC) 

Winner, Best Original Play - Jewel Box Theatre

Finalist - Urban Stages (NYC), New Works for a New Season 

Finalist - Ashland New Play Festival (Ashland, OR) 

Official Selection - NAACP Theatre Festival

Official Selection - National Black Theatre Festival 

Playwriting Residency - The Essential Theatre, D.C.

Playwriting Residency - Arkansas Repertory Theatre - Voices at the River II

BIO

LA’CHRIS ROBINSON JORDAN is a Los Angeles-based author, playwright, actor, and writer/director who creates gritty dramas and historicals about beautifully flawed women striving to make the world a better place. Prior to her TV, film and theatre career, La’Chris was a journalist who wrote feature articles about Emirati culture and the expat community for The Gulf News in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
 

La’Chris was recently selected for the 2022 Creative Corridor program, the U.K.'s Independent Film Trust (IFT) and U.S.-based Roadmap Writers co-production initiative supported by Sony Pictures Television for diverse writers to create, co-produce, network, develop and pitch commercial projects. 

An alum of the 2021 BIPOC Writers Fellowship and the Stowe Story Labs, La’Chris is currently developing Harper Jameson’s novel I WASN’T REALLY NAKED (Level 4 Films), a spy thriller about singer/dancer Josephine Baker and her secret war against the Nazis. As a playwright, La’Chris was named one of the “50 Playwrights to Watch” by the Dramatists Guild and a semifinalist for the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program at JuilliardHer work has been recognized by the Academy Nicholl Fellowships for Screenwriting, Sundance Episodic Lab, The Writers Lab NYC, and the Austin Film Festival.

 

La'Chris also wrote, directed and produced her debut short, JANUARY 14th, which was the recipient of 50+ awards and honors worldwide, including a nomination for Best Diaspora Short Film by the Africa Movie Academy Awards. The film was also the Official Selection of 75 film festivals including the Oscar-qualifying Pan African Film Festival.

LA'CHRIS JORDAN NAMED ONE OF THE '50 PLAYWRIGHTS TO WATCH'

BY THE DRAMATISTS GUILD OF AMERICA

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FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS & OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

(Partial List)

Nominee, Best Diaspora Short Film - Africa Movie Academy Awards

Nominee, Best Writing - Queen Palm International Film Festival

Winner, Grand Jury Prize, Best Short Film - Orlando Urban Film Festival

Winner, Award of Achievement - Accolade Global Film Competition

Winner, Special Jury Mention - Best Global Shorts

Winner, Best Short Feature - Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival

Winner, Best Social Justice Film - Hollywood South Urban Film Festival

Winner, Best U.S. Social Justice Short Film - Hollywood Women's Film Festival

Winner, Social Awareness Award - Vyre Film Festival

Winner, Best Social Short - New Age Cinemas & Scripts Festival

Winner, Best Director - Short Film - Voices Rising Film Festival

Winner, Best Woman Director - Hollywood Art & Movie Awards

Winner, Best Female Director - Vyre Film Festival

Winner, Best First Time Filmmaker - Montreal Independent Film Festival

Winner, Best Women-Produced Short Film - Urban Mediamakers Film Festival

Winner, Best Directorial Debut - Gold Star Movie Awards

Winner, Best Short Film- SoCal Film Awards

Winner, Best Short - Top Indie Film Awards

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

Official Selection - Pan African Film Festival (Oscar-Qualifying)

Official Selection - Accra Indie Filmfest (Oscar-Qualifying)

Official Selection - San Francisco Black Film Festival

Official Selection - Micheaux Film Festival

Official Selection - Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival

Official Selection - Hollywood Women's Film Festival

Official Selection - Beverly Hills Film Festival

Official Selection - Hip Hop Film Festival

Official Selection - Roxbury International Film Festival

Official Selection - Raleigh Film & Art Festival

Official Selection - Social Justice Film Festival

Official Selection - Culture & Diversity Film Festival

Official Selection - Marina del Rey Film Festival

Official Selection - Twin Cities Black Film Festival

Official Selection - Black Film Festival of New Orleans

Official Selection - Loyola University Feminist Film Festival

Official Selection - Orlando Urban Film Festival

Official Selection - Austria International Film Festival

Official Selection - Paris In Love Film Festival

Official Selection - Oregon Short Film Festival

Official Selection - Seattle Black Film Festival

Official Selection - Indie Short Fest

Official Selection - Hollywood International Diversity Film Festival