Priscilla González Sainz is a writer and filmmaker who specializes in non-fiction media. She began her career in the Motion Picture Industry working with artist development programs at the Writer’s Guild of America, West, Sundance Institute and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP). Priscilla earned her MFA in Documentary Film and Video from Stanford University, where she started the Latin American cinema screening series “Espejos.” Her films have screened at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, and more. Priscilla is a first-generation Mexican-American who likes to explore themes of displacement, disempowerment, and identity in her work.
UFVA Graduate Student Fellowship, 2017
Video Duration: 11:11
Immigrants just released from detention centers spend their first night in Oakland at a motel, paid for by one of the workers. For one night of respite, they rest, reflect, and prepare for the next phase of their journey.
Semifinalist, Student Academy Award, 2018
Nominee, IDA/David L. Wolper Student Documentary Achievement Award, 2017
Visionfest, Emerging Female Filmmaker showcase, 2018
Oaxaca Film Festival, 2018
DocuWest Film Festival, 2018
Los Angeles Film Festival, 2018
New Orleans Film Festival, 2018
Indie & Foreign Film Festival, 2018
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles, 2018
Palm Springs International Shortfest, 2018
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2018
Glass City Film Festival, 2018
AFI Docs, 2018
SF DocFest, 2018
An homage to the image(s) of my father.
Los Angeles Video Consortium, 2018
Boynton Beach Short Film Festival (BBSFF), 2018
New Orleans Film Festival, 2017
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, 2017
SF DocFest, 2017
Self-proclaimed nuns devote their lives to the healing powers of cannabis.
Mill Valley Film Festival, 2016
SF DocFest, 2016
16mm black and white film
Video Duration: 4:06 min.
A parish community deals with the theft of their church’s holy relic.
Short. Sweet. Film Fest, 2018
The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival, 2018
Festival de Cortometrajes Jose Francisco Rosado PACAS, Spain, 2017
SF DocFest, 2016
Ivy Film Festival, 2016