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AWARDS & HONORS

(Partial List)

CONTESTS, FELLOWSHIPS & LABS

 

Fellow - BIPOC Writers Fellowship: Adapting Books to the Screen

Winner - The Script Lab Screenwriting Contest

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

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 

 

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 JORDAN is an award-winning playwright, author and writer/director based in Los Angeles who is known for creating compelling historical and social dramas centered on women and families. A West Coast and Louisiana native with French, German and Swedish roots, La’Chris is a University of Washington grad who was a feature writer for The Gulf News in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Upon her return to the United States, La'Chris turned her attention to theatre, TV and film. She made her directorial debut with January 14th which is currently streaming on Apple TV+. The award-winning film has been screened at 70+ film festivals worldwide and received 50+ award wins and honors including an Africa Movie Academy Awards nomination for Best Diaspora Short Film. Winner of the 2019 Script Lab Screenwriting Contest, La’Chris is a 2021 BIPOC Writers Fellow, a Stowe Story Labs alum, a finalist for the SAGindie Fellowship, a Second Rounder for both the Sundance Episodic Lab and Austin Film Festival as well as a semi-

finalist for the Lila Acheson American Playwriting Program at Juilliard. For TV, La'Chris has worked on a variety of scripted and unscripted projects with Discovery Studios, TV One, CLEO TV and Bounce TV. She served as publicity coordinator for hit shows Uncensored, Unsung, ATL Homicide, New Soul Kitchen, Just Eats With Chef JJ, Lens of Culture, Urban One Honors, Black Music Honors and the NAACP Image award nominee The Beat Don’t Stop, a documentary about the history of go-go music in Washington, D.C., featuring Chuck Brown, Doug E. Fresh, Anwan Glover, Junk Yard Band, Trouble Funk, Backyard Band and many others. On the scripted side, La’Chris has also worked on several movies including TV One’s The Bobby DeBarge Story and Reset by indie filmmaker and Academy Nicholl Finalist Arun K. Vir.

 

La’Chris has feature films in development with Vyre Network, a new streaming service, and Level 4 Press, winner of nine literary gold medals and 24 finalist awards. 

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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