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Parida Tantiwasadakran is a Thai-American writer-director whose films have premiered at multiple festivals all around the world, including Slamdance, Short Shorts & Asia, and the Chicago Children’s International Film Festival. Her Oscar-Qualifying film ”Young People, Old People & Nothing in Between" won Best Live Action Short at deadCenter Film Festival, Best Performance at the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival, Best Short Film for Children at interFilm KUKI Berlin, Special Jury Mention at the Busan International Children Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Short at the Hawai'i International 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 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 Film Directing from UCLA and a BA in Poetry from Columbia University.
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Young People, Old People & Nothing in Between
Taiwan International Children's Film Festival
Taipei
2024
Special Jury Mention
Young People, Old People & Nothing in Between
Bulbul Children's International Film Festival
Goa
2024
Official Selection
Young People, Old People & Nothing in Between
Victoria Film Festival
Victoria
2024
Official Selection
Young People, Old People & Nothing in Between
Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival
Houston, TX
2023
Official Selection
Young People, Old People & Nothing in Between
Vancouver Asian Film Festival
Vancouver
2023
Official Selection
Young People, Old People & Nothing in Between
Jakarta Film Week
Jakarta
2023
Official Selection
Young People, Old People & Nothing in Between
The Nickel Independent Film Festival
St. John's, Newfoundland
2023
Official Selection
Young People, Old People & Nothing in Between
San Diego Asian Film Festival
San Diego
2023
Best Student Short Film
Young People, Old People & Nothing in Between
Porto Femme International Film Festival
Porto
2023
Best Live-Action Short Nominee
Young People, Old People & Nothing in Between
YUGO BAFTA Student Awards
London
2023
Special Jury Mention
Young People, Old People & Nothing in Between
Busan International Kids & Youth Film Festival
Busan
2023
Best Performance in a Short Film
Young People, Old People & Nothing in Between
Vancouver International Women in Film Festival
Vancouver
2023
Jury Award Excellence in Narrative Short Filmmaking
Young People, Old People & Nothing in Between
Asian American International Film Festival
New York City, NY
2023
Official Selection
Young People, Old People & Nothing in Between
Short Shorts & Asia Film Festival
Tokyo
2023
Nominated for Best Short Film
Young People, Old People & Nothing in Between
Hawai'i International Film Festival
Honolulu
2023
Best Short Film For Children
Young People, Old People & Nothing in Between
interFilm KUKI Berlin
Berlin
2023
Oscar Qualifying Event - Winner Best Live Action Short Film
Young People, Old People & Nothing in Between
deadCenter Film Festival
Oklahoma City, OK
2023
Official Selection
Red Ladies or Help! My Mom is a Republican
Phoenix Shorts
Phoenix, AZ
Official Selection
Red Ladies or Help! My Mom is a Republican
Annapolis Film Festival
Annapolis, MD
Official Selection
Red Ladies or Help! My Mom is a Republican
Hammer Museum Showcase
Los Angeles, CA
Best of Awards Comedy 2021
Red Ladies or Help! My Mom is a Republican
NewFilmmakersLA Festival
Los Angeles, CA
Nominated for Best Short
Red Ladies or Help! My Mom is a Republican
San Diego Asian American Film Festival
San Diego, CA
Winner Best Political Comedy
Red Ladies or Help! My Mom is a Republican
The Women’s Comedy Film Festival Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
Highlighted Short
Red Ladies or Help! My Mom is a Republican
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
College
Columbia University
Poetry
20112015
College
UCLA
MFA Film Directing
20182022
True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country. - Vonnegut
Please don't come to the church again. I mean that...with the greatest of compliments. - Hot Priest
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