Anu Valia


if you're here, i'm assuming you want to know a little about me.
well, you've come to the right place.

Photo by  Sean Ryan Pierce

If you're here, I'm assuming you want to know a little about me. Well, you've come to the right place.

I'm a human who likes other humans. I'm also a writer, director, and sometimes actor.

My short film, Lucia, Before and After, won the Jury Prize for US Fiction at Sundance Film Festival. Lucia has screened at over 30 festivals around the world including South by Southwest, Hong Kong International Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, and Seattle International Film Festival. Lucia was made in partnership with Refinery29's Shatterbox Anthology series.

I’m currently developing my feature film, We Strangers, which is supported by Cinereach, Sundance Institute, Women in Film, Tribeca Institute, IFP, and Hamptons Screenwriters Lab. 

I’ve directed episodes of Comedy Central's The Other Two and BET’s First Wives Club. I'm also the Director and Executive Producer of Adult Swim's, Soft Focus with Jena Friedman.

I am a 2018 Big Vision Empty Wallet Fellow, a New York Film Festival's Artist Fellow, and an artist resident of SPACE on Ryder Farm in New York and Studio Faire in Nérac, France. I'm most proud to be an ambassador for the American Film Showcase, a United States film diplomacy program promoting arts involvement and education abroad.

If you want to know more, take a look around.