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(Partial List)



Fellow - BIPOC Writers Fellowship: Adapting Books to the Screen

Winner - The Script Lab Screenwriting Contest

Winner, Best TV Concept - Queen Palm International Film Festival

Winner, Grant Development Recipient - Stowe Story Labs

Top 1% in the Historical TV Category - The Red List

Top 1% in the Drama Feature Category - The Red List

Top 10% - The Academy Nicholl Fellowship 

Finalist - SAGindie Fellowship 

FinalistWeScreenplay Diverse Voices Fellowship 

Finalist (Top 10) - Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition

Top 50 Short Screenplays - Cinequest Screenwriting Competition

Top 100 Screenplays - Launchpad Feature Competition

2nd Round - Sundance Episodic Lab 

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

2nd Rounder - Austin Film Festival 



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


LA’CHRIS JORDAN has spent the last fifteen years working as a playwright, actor and writer/director. For each project, La’Chris’ mission has been to create and share deeply personal and compelling dramas about Black and Indigenous women. Named by the Dramatists Guild as “One of the 50 Playwrights to Watch,” La’Chris was recently selected as a Fellow for the 2021 BIPOC Writers Fellowship created by The Writers Room 5050 and Level 4 Press. As an immersive storyteller, La’Chris is best known for her directorial drama debut, “January 14th,” which has been screened in 60+ film festivals worldwide and received 40+ awards and nominations, including an Africa Movie Academy Awards nomination for Best Diaspora Short Film. A winner in the Script Lab’s Screenplay Contest, La’Chris’ TV pilots and features have placed in the Academy Nicholl Fellowship, Sundance Episodic Lab, Stowe Story Labs, MACRO Episodic Lab, Austin Film Festival and Atlanta Film Festival. A staunch advocate for gender equity,

La’Chris is the program coordinator for #StartWith8Hollywood, a diversity, equity and inclusion program created by and for Black, Latina, Asian and Indigenous women working in entertainment. Born and raised in Oakland, California, La’Chris began her writing career as a journalist after studying communications at the University of Washington in Seattle. She spent several years abroad working as a journalist for The Gulf News in Dubai, UAE, before transitioning into theatre, film and television.


La’Chris is the founder and content creator for BlackCinemadb.com, an online database of films from the Black and African Diaspora. She is currently adapting a horror feature script for a production company.



(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 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 - 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