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Photo credit: Carlos DeLaRosa, Jr.

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 a Los Angeles-based playwright and writer/director with indigenous roots in North Carolina and Louisiana. An alum of the 2021 BIPOC Writers Fellowship: Adapting Books to Screen and the Stowe Story Labs, La’Chris is known for writing female-led historicals, gritty dramas and gun-sling westerns such as PINEY RIDGE, ROSES IN THE WATER, THE SOFTWALKERS and POE’S DISCIPLE. After graduating from the University of Washington, La’Chris began her career in journalism and public relations, working for advertising powerhourse F97 McCann Worldgroup and The Gulf News in Dubai, UAE. Upon her return to the U.S., La’Chris began working in theatre, TV and film which led to her being named ‘One of the 50 Playwrights to Watch’ by the Dramatists Guild as well as a Top 20 Semifinalist for the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program at Juilliard. She has also been recognized by the Sundance Episodic Lab, MACRO Episodic Lab, Launchpad and the Austin Film Festival, among others.

In 2019, La’Chris wrote, directed and produced her debut short, JANUARY 14TH, which had its World Premiere at the Pan African Film Festival and was the Official Selection of 75+ film festivals and 50+ award wins and nominations.

 

La’Chris is currently adapting her semi-autobiographical play HARAM/FORBIDDEN, a story about an American journalist living in Dubai who gets caught up in a web of intrigue and mystery when a colleague disappears following the murders of several foreign prostitutes.  

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