Priscilla Gonzalez Sainz

Chapman University

Priscilla González Sainz is a director and producer who specializes in non-fiction media. A first-generation Mexican-American, she is interested in exploring themes of displacement, disempowerment, and identity in her work. She recently earned her MFA in Documentary Film and Video from Stanford University, where she was awarded a fellowship and Stanford Arts grant. Her thesis film "Room 140" is a Student Academy Award Semifinalist and was nominated for the IDA Wolper Student Documentary Award. Her films have screened at AFI Docs, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Big Sky, Palm Springs ShortFest and more. Priscilla is a freelance producer and teaches Producing Documentaries at UCLA Extension.