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Miami native,⠀Anna Margarita Albelo⠀is a Cuban-American writer/director and 2020 Spirit Award nominated producer with 20+ years experience specialized in making work with women and people of color in front and behind the camera. Her productions regularly pass the Bechdel, Ava Duvernay, and Vito Russo tests for representation with her feature, _The Never List _receiving the Sundance/WIF 2020 Reframe Stamp for gender-balanced hiring.
As a producer, Anna earned a 2020 John Cassavetes’ Spirit Award nomination for Wild Nights with Emily starring Molly Shannon, produced Palestinian-American Suha Araj’s 2021 Oscar qualifying short, Rosa (streaming on HBOMax), and was coordinating producer for Anthony Bourdain’s last season of The Perfect Dish Asia.
Her award-winning feature, Who's Afraid of Vagina Wolf? was released theatrically in France and her short film, The Turkey, screened at the Cannes Film Festival where Anna served as a juror for the “Queer Palm Award” in 2014 and their ambassador in 2019. Her filmmaking blends narrative, documentary, and comedic elements into a unique story- telling style that has become her trademark. LA Weekly calls her work, “Riveting” and IndieWire spotlighted her as a “Filmmaker to watch!”
Anna spent the first 15 years of her career in France working as a filmmaker and regular collaborator for French network Canal+ writing and directing broadcast documentaries and shorts.