Andy Villanueva was born in Mexico, in 1996. When she was 6 years old she moved to Toronto, Canada, where she lives and studies.
She is a director and screenwriter, and an activist. In Miss Villanueva Films, Andy has directed several short films and documentaries, and has participated in diverse cinematographic projects. In 2017, Andy received the Horizon Award, at Sundance Festival, and is going to participate in the Short Film Corner at Cannes 2017. In 2016, her short film She’s Bad was semifinalist at the Horizon Award.
Additionally, she is co-founder of Project Slut, an organization that successfully dismantled Central Technical School´s dress code. For her work championing human rights and promoting issues that impact positively on young women, in 2014 Andy received the Status of Women Award. Currently, she continues advocating on this cause and promoting women’s rights.
Her play Voodoo Kingdom was part of the Paprika Festival 2014. Andy has also participated in theatre intensive programs at Tarragon Theatre and Amy Project, as an actor and playwright.
Winning Project: Wait For Me