Jessica Mendez Siqueiros is a Mexican-American writer, director and actress seeking to normalize complex and authentic narratives about the Southwest Mexican-American community through film. Her 2019 debut short film "Pozole" was an official selection of SIFF, LALIFF, Indy Shorts, and over 30 film festivals to date. The film took home the Jury Prize for Best Narrative Short Film (Comedy) at Cinequest, qualifying for the 2020 Academy Awards. Also selected as a director mentee in the AT&T Hello Lab Mentorship Program, she directed her short film “Adeline, the Great” under the guidance of Lena Waithe. Her first feature film "Reforma" delves into the colorful, complicated world of a young Latina woman in La Reforma (the Tucson, AZ projects) in the 1960's. Reforma was also released in 2019. She is an Alumni of LAByrinth Theatre Company’s Ensemble Workshop, and a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, AEA, The Alliance of Women Directors, Women in Film, and the Chicana Directors Initiative. She is also a participant in Women in Film’s inaugural INSIGHT program seeking to support women of color in Hollywood.
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