April M. Sánchez

Screenwriter :: Filmmaker :: Sensitivity Reader :: Latinx Media Consultant

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About April M. Sánchez

Award winning Writer, Director and Producer April M. Sánchez was born and raised in El Paso, TX, which borders Juarez, Mexico. Growing up in a bicultural city has inspired her media projects which reflect the beauty, wonder and traditional elements of the border town Latino culture.

April holds a bachelors degree in Screenwriting and a Latino Media Studies certification from the University of Texas in Austin. Her scripts have made their way to the finalist round in many screenplay competitions including the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, the Screencraft Fellowship, Semi-finalist for the Academy Nicholl Fellowship, and the Austin Film Festival as a Second Rounder with 3 scripts. She has participated in the NALIP Screenwriting Lab, the Stowe Story Lab and the Athena Film Festival LA TV & Screenwriting Lab.

Most recently, April's script DAUGHTERS LOST TO THE DESERT won Best Feature Screenplay at the Sidewalk Film Festival.