Paola Mendoza

Paola Mendoza, was named one of Filmmaker Magazine 25 New Faces of Independent Film. Ms. Mendoza made her narrative directorial debut with ENTRE NOS, which had its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival where it was awarded Honorable Mention. Entre Nos went on to win over twenty awards at film festivals from around the world. Ms. Mendoza is in development for her second feature film A PASO DE MANGLES, which she will direct in Colombia in 2016. Ms. Mendoza has written and directed several short films. Most recently BROKEN TAIL LIGHT for Mark Zukerberg’s foundation FWD_US, which currently has over 11 million views on Youtube. Also commissioned by FWD_US, Z FOR ZENDAYA, staring Disney superstar Zendaya Coleman and the animated series, 11 Million Stories, about a dystopian future where mass deportation is law in the US. HALF OF HER was commissioned for ITVS’ inaugural season of Women and Girls LEAD. Ms. Mendoza began her career directing documentaries. Her films include, LA TOMA, which was commissioned by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Tribeca Film Institute, AUTUMN’S EYES, STILL STANDING and WITHOUT THE KING. Ms. Mendoza was a two-time nominee for the NALIP Estel Awards, given to Latino filmmakers that show extraordinary promise in the field of directing. She is a Tribeca All Access, Independent Film Week and Fast Track Alum. Ms. Mendoza’s first novel, THE ONES WHO DON’T STAY, was published by Penguin Books last year