Accolades and Press

Accolades and Press


ACCOLADES

2021
Winner - Selected Participant for the NHMC TV Series Screenwriters Program.

Winner - Selected Participant for the Netflix Writing for Animation Masterclass.

Winner - Stowe Story Labs Launch program, an advanced development lab, for the script Daughters Lost to the Desert. Read more here.

Second Round/Finalist - Sundance Episodic Lab for the TV Pilot, Ballad of the Coconut.

Semifinalist - ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship for the TV Pilot, Ballad of the Coconut.


2020
Semifinalist - Universal Global Talent Development & Inclusion Writers Program.

Official Selection - Delia's Pozole short film in the Cine Las Americas "Hecho en Tejas" competition.

Mentee - #StartWith8Hollywood diversity mentorship through the Biatch Pack and WOCUnite.


2019

Winner- Best Feature Screenplay: Sidewalk Film Festival's Sidewrite Screenplay Competition.

Winner & Invited Participant– The Athena Film Festival LA TV & Screenwriting Lab to workshop the script Daughters Lost to the Desert.

Second Round/Finalist- Sundance Screenwriting Development Lab.

Semifinalist- Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting for the script Daughters Lost to the Desert.


2018

Invited Participant– The Stowe Story Lab Writers Retreat to workshop the script Daughters Lost to the Desert.

Second Rounder– Austin Film Festival with two scripts: Daughters Lost to the Desert AND Hungry Harry.

Coverfly’s The Red List– Daughters Lost to the Desert

FY19 Capacity Building Grant through the City of Austin– Daughters Lost to the Desert workshop

**Much of 2018 has been spent workshopping my scripts and working on production/film projects


2017

Invited Participant– The Stowe Story Lab for the script Daughters Lost to the Desert.

Finalist– The Writer’s Lab for the script Daughters Lost to the Desert.

Finalist– The Tangerine Fellowship for the script Daughters Lost to the Desert.

Finalist– 13Horror for the short script Hungry Harry.

Quarterfinalist– Academy Nicholls Fellowship for the script Daughters Lost to the Desert.

Quarterfinalist– ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Contest for the script The Trickster and the Demon.


2016

Finalist– Athena IRIS Screenwriting Lab for the script Daughters Lost to the Desert.

Semifinalist– ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship for the script Daughters Lost to the Desert.

Semifinalist– Cynosure Screenwriting Awards for the script Daughters Lost to the Desert.

Second Rounder– Austin Film Festival (with two scripts) for the script Daughters Lost to the Desert and the script The Trickster and the Demon.

Quarterfinalist– ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Contest for the script The Trickster and the Demon.

Quarterfinalist– Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition for the script Daughters Lost to the Desert.


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PRESS

April M. Sánchez was featured in the University of Texas at Austin’s newspaper, The Daily Texan. Read the article here:

http://www.dailytexanonline.com/2016/10/13/alumna-brings-diversity-to-austin-film-festival-through-screenwriting