"I love making people happy and to tell good stories!"
Nya Chambless has been drawn to acting since seeing Annie on stage when she was only 2 years of age. Since then, Nya has appeared in several indie short films, thesis films, commercials and theatre productions. She has been a spokesperson for the Arts & Cultural Alliance, a presenter for the IB Academy Film Awards 3 years running and a representative for the opening film to the Sarasota Film Festival. Nya is currently filming a children’s television pilot and is in the upcoming Ruby theatre show. When Nya was 6, she shot her first short film, running 2 minutes which won an official screening at the Sarasota Film Festival.
Some of her film/commercial credits include After the Rain, Talking Teddy, Sophie, Lemonade Stand, The Giving Challenge and a Krylon campaign to name a few. She has written and directed two short films and was an official selection for the Sarasota Film Festival in 2018. Nya has studied with Nate Jacobs, Bob Marks, and Jason Cannon. A native of Sarasota, Florida, Nya studies singing, dance, acting and martial arts and is in 5th grade at Bayhaven Elementary School.
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Official Selection
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Fort Myers Film Festival
Fort Myers
2022
Hon Ment - Best Student Film & Best Young Actress
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GLIFF - Golden Lemur
Lisabon
2022
Quarter Finalist - Best Student Short
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Rio de Janiero World Film Festival
Rio de Janiero
2022
Award Winner - Best First Time Filmmaker & Best Student Film
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4th Dimension Independent FIlm Festival
Bali
2022
Honorable Mention - Best Student & Best Young Actress
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Fox International Film Festival
Rome
2022
Semi-Finalist - Best Student Short
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San Francisco Indie Short Festival
San Francisco
2022
Finalist - Best Student Film
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EdiPlay International Film Festival
Evry
2022
Finalist - Best Student Film
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Multi Dimension Independent Film Festival
London
2022
Finalist - Best Student Film
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Delta International Film Festival
Delta
2022
Semi-Finalist - Best Student & Best First Time Director
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International Cosmopolitan Film Festival of Tokyo
Tokyo
2022
Semi-Finalist - Best Student Short & Best Actress
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Paris Women Festival
Paris
2022
Semi-Finalist - Best Student Short
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Berlin Shorts Award
Berlin
2021
Award Winner - Best Student Short & Best First Time Filmmaker
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Stockholm Short Festival
Stockholm
2021
Finalist - Best Student Film
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FIlmfest International Film Festival
2021
Finalist - Best Student Short
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Palm Springs International Short Festival
Niagara Falls
2021
Award Winner - Best Child Actress in a Short Film
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Dallas Movie Awards Festival
Dallas, Tx
2021
Semi-Finalist - Best Student Film & Best Director
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Vienna Indie Short Film Festival
Vienna
2021
Semi-Finalist - Student Short
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Sicily Art Cinema
Sicily
2021
Semi-Finalist - Short Student Film
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Florida Shorts
Duval
2021
Semi-Finalist - Best Student Short
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Madrid Arthouse Film Festival
Madrid
2021
Award Winner - Student Short - for July
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Rotterdam Independent Film Festival
Rotterdam
2021
Award Winner - Elementary School Division - Feature
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American Youth Film Festival
Atlanta
2021
Award Winner - Student Short - for June
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Paris International Short Festival
Paris
2021
Winner Best Picture - Elementary Years
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Sarasota Film Festival
Sarasota
2021
"I love making people happy and to tell good stories!"
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