Sharon Arteaga

Please join us on Wednesday July 2nd for our conversation with filmmaker Sharon Arteaga.

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Sharon Arteaga convinced her parents that a video camera was a better investment than a Quinceañera. She received a Bachelors in Film from the University of Texas at Austin, where her undergraduate films became official selections and finalists at several festivals.

Her film “When I Grow Up” was awarded the first 2010 Texas Archive of the Moving Image Award at Cine Las Americas, Best Director at the Inaugural Latina Short Film Festival in Ventura County, California (alongside Josefina Lopez Real Women Have Curves), and the film was chosen out of over 900 films to tour the US and Canada with LUNAFEST, a film festival that raises funds for breast cancer research and other charities.

Arteaga’s last short film “Trapitos Sucios (Dirty Laundry)” has played several festivals, and she is filming, “Plane Pretend,” a film loosely-based on her mother’s immigration story, in July and August. Her feature film Ice Cream, You Scream is currently in development, and will be set in Austin, TX. Arteaga is a freelance producer and a filmmaking mentor for at-risk youth through the Austin Film Society.

Learn more about Sharon and watch some teasers by clicking on her website: Vimeo.com/SharonArteaga.