Angelita Mendoza is an award-winning, Mexican-American film director based in New York City. Her passion for film started at her father’s video stores when she was a child. They became her film school.
Angelita’s short film The Last Light screened at 9 festivals in 4 countries, including the prestigious New York Film Festival, San Diego Latino Film Festival, and Hollyshorts. The Last Light has also been licensed for Cine Sony, ShortsTV, Miniflix, and others. She won the best director award at Female Voices Rock.
Angelita’s 1-minute short film, You Deserve It, which showcases a day in the life of an immigrant in the U.S., won the Grand Prize at the Moët Moment Film Festival.
Angelita’s 3rd short film, Great America, premiered at the Oscar qualifying festivals, Urbanworld. It has also screened at Reel Sister of the Diaspora, Official Latino Film Festival, New York Latino Film Festival, and the Manchester Film Festival. Her latest film, The Blue Drum, was part of NALIP’s Women of Color Incubator sponsored by Netflix. Read less