Parida Tanti is a Thai-American writer-director who works between Los Angeles and Bangkok. Her most recent film, "Young People, Old People & Nothing in Between" premiered at the Canadian Screen Award qualifying Vancouver International Women in Film Festival where it won Best Performance in a Short Film. The film made its European premiere at the Porto Femme International Film Festival where it won Best Student Short. It has also been nominated for the YUGO BAFTA Student Awards for Best Live-action Short Film, in addition to being an official selection of the Academy-Award qualifying Short Shorts & Asia Film Festival and the Academy-Award qualifying deadCenter Film Festival, the Busan International Children & Youth Film Festival, the Nickel Independent Film Festival, and the Tokyo International Short Film Festival. Parida’s first film,“Red Ladies or Help My Mom is a Republican!” won Best Political Comedy at The Women’s Comedy Film Festival in Atlanta, was nominated for Best of Awards 2021 NewFilmmakersLA, Best Short at the San Diego Asian-American Film Festival, and was one in five shorts to be highlighted at the Academy-Award qualifying Los Angeles Pacific Asian Film Festival. Before becoming a filmmaker, Parida worked as a game writer in Bangkok. She is the recipient of The Adrienne Shelly Foundation Award, the U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, the Carl David Memorial Fellowship in Film, the Mind the Gap Award for Excellence in Filmmaking, and is the two-time recipient of the Herman Kass Prize. She holds an MFA in Directing from UCLA and a BA in Poetry from Columbia University.