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The Bio

Sylvia Ray is an award-winning Chicana/Korean-American director based in Los Angeles. She was born and raised in Barstow, CA, and found her love for storytelling through her parents who watched Star Trek and bootleg Korean dramas in separate rooms. 


Her film PREGGERS, which is about a witch that comically curses an unsupportive boyfriend, won Best Comedy Short at the Arizona International Film Festival and screened at The Academy through the LatinX InFocus program at New Filmmakers LA. She was selected for HBO's Tomorrow's Filmmaker's Today program and as a result, her film LEN(N)Y, a story about a girl who is grieving her dead hamster while getting phone calls from her overbearing mother, was streamed to audiences on Pantaya and DISH! Latino. Her film A PERIOD PIECE is about a girl who puts in a tampon for the first time while her best friend coaches her through it screened at festivals like Phoenix International Film Festival and Lonely Seal Film Festival awarded her with Best Female Filmmaker and a $10,000 post-grant.


She works as a freelance director, editor, and producer and has worked closely with clients like Red Bull, IGN, Disney, Pixar, Facebook Oculus, Sony, and more. Her work pops with fun and feminine energy with underlying themes of empowerment, and processing grief. 


She pulls inspiration from her desert-town upbringing, travels abroad, her fashion background, and motherhood. As someone who has found comfort and pride in her mixed roots, she is motivated to forge a path that her ancestors only dreamed of while making a positive impact in representation in front of and behind the camera. 


INFOCUS: LatinX and Hispanic Cinema Fellow

New Filmmakers Los Angeles and The Academy

Audience Award - Preggers

Arizona International Film Festival 2022

Best Picture, Best Comedy - Preggers

SISFA Awards 2022

HBO's Tomorrow's Filmmakers Today Fellow

Sylvia was a 2019 fellow and a 2020 fellow during their Alumni Edition and had her work featured on Pantaya and Dish! Latino

Best Female Filmmaker - My Human Experience

New York Independent Cinema

Best Science Fiction Film - In Limbo

Summer in the South Film Festival 2020

Best Female Director - A Period Piece

Lonely Seal Film Festival 2019 awarded her $10,000 in post audio credit which she used for her short film Preggers.

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