Anu Valia is an Indiana-born, New York-schooled filmmaker whose award-winning short films have screened across the country and abroad. Her short film, LUCIA, BEFORE AND AFTER, won the Jury Prize for US Fiction at Sundance Film Festival. It was also an official selection at festivals around the world including South by Southwest, Hong Kong International Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, and Seattle International Film Festival. LUCIA was a recipient of Refinery29's Shatterbox Anthology grant and is a companion piece to her feature, WE STRANGERS. WE STRANGERS is supported by Cinereach, Sundance Institute, Women in Film, Tribeca Institute, and Hamptons International Film Festival.
Anu has directed episodes for Comedy Central's The Other Two and will be directing TruTv's Adam Ruins Everything later this winter. She is the Director and Executive Producer of Adult Swim's, Soft Focus with Jena Friedman. She is a Big Vision Empty Wallet 2018 fellow, a New York Film Festival 2017 Artist Academy Fellow, and an artist resident of SPACE at Ryder Farm. She is also an ambassador for the American Film Showcase, a U.S film diplomacy program promoting arts involvement and education abroad. Anu is a proud member of the DGA.