Cris Gris is a Mexican filmmaker who holds an MFA in directing and screenwriting from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts. Her films have screened internationally in prestigious festivals, including Critics Week at Cannes. She’s known for moving between acting, writing, and directing, and landed her first leading role in the feature independent drama Fish Bones (2018). Her music and art videos have been nominated by MTV LATAM for Video of the Year, and published in magazines such as Juxtapoz. Her short San Miguel (2018) received the Spike Lee Film Production Fund, and was named a 2019 NBR student grant winner. Her short Alma y Paz (2021) won the Special Jury Award at the Morelia International Film Festival and had its international premiere at Berlinale’s 72nd edition. Gris is a Film Independent Project Involve 2020 fellow and a 2021 Sundance Institute Screenwriters, and Directors Lab Fellow. She recently directed a few episodes of an HBO comedy series on trap music, and is currently directing a few episodes of an upcoming drama series for the new streamer ViX.
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