Julia Iglesias graduated from Boston University in May 2014 with a B.S. in Film/TV. Julia was the Writer, Director of Photography, and Editor of her first short film entitled Coming Out. The script won second place in the 2012 Fleder-Rosenberg screenwriting competition and the final film was accepted to the Short Film Corner of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. She attended the festival to promote it and screened it to a small audience while in France.

Julia received a production grant from the Adrienne Shelly Foundation for her senior thesis film, Ida’s 85th, which she wrote and directed. Ida’s 85th went on to be a finalist in the 2015 Redstone Film Festival in both Boston and LA. Since graduating, Julia traveled to Beijing to direct her own short documentary called The Stress of the Dress, which explores the pressures young women in China face to get married.

Julia lives in Los Angeles and works at Universal Pictures.

Winning Project: Ida’s 85th


When Ida learns about the death of a close friend on her 85th birthday, she decides to throw a party for the ages – well, the aged – while her overbearing daughter expects her over for a birthday dinner.