Andy Villanueva

She was born in Mexico, in 1996 and at the age of 6 she moved to Toronto, Canada, where she lives and studies.


She is a director, 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


Additionally, she is co-founder of Project Slut, an organization that successfully dismantled Central Technical School´s dress code. For her work championing human’s 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.​

FILMOGRAPY

2017, Color, Short Film, 90 seconds
Screenwriter, Director, and Editor​

2016 Short Film, 90 seconds
Screenwriter, Director, and Editor​

2016, Color, Documentary, 6 minutes
Director and Editor​

2016, Color, Campaign
Co-Director and Screenwriter​

2015, Color, Short Film, 9 minutes
Screenwriter and Production Manager​

2015, Color, Campaign
Co-writer and Director​

Received the Horizon Award at Sundance Festival for the Short Film - WAIT FOR ME​

Andy Villanueva’s PAPER PAST short film won a DubDub Film Competition, in 2016. Her film was screened in Times Square, NY.​

In 2016, her short film SHE’S BAD was semifinalist at the Horizon Award.​

In 2014, Andy and the co-founders of Project Slut received the Status of Women Award by the Toronto Teachers’ Bargaining Unit of OSSTF Toronto, with a membership of 6,000 educators.​

Andy Villanueva has been a panelist, and facilitator at congresses, debates and workshops in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Ottawa, such as It´s Never Okay, Casa Pueblito; YWCA Cyber violence, Facebook and Safety.​

AWARDS, NOMINATIONS
AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATIONS​

She’s also the co-founder of Project Slut, a collective of young women who successfully abolished the dress code in their high school. Now, they have their sights set on transforming school dress codes across the entire Toronto District School Board.


Project Slut operates through an intersectional lens. Through their workshops they facilitate intergenerational conversations on dress codes. They have written a How to Guide for Teacher Allies and are working on a How to Change your High School Dress Code for current Secondary students.


Project Slut has been featured in a variety of media outlets such as CBC, Flare Magazine, City News, Toronto Star, Maclean’s Magazine, 90.3 CKUT, and 1010 News Talk with Desmond Cole, among others.


Andy uses her artistic abilities to empower young people and marginalized communities. She is currently working for St. Stephens and Making Room.​

ACTIVIST

PRESS

Feb 20, 2017

Published by:

Remezcla

Whether it’s about sharing a point of view or an autobiographical reflection, when a project is fueled by artistic necessity – and not simply financial gain – there is always a personal dimension.​

Feb 23, 2017

Published by:

Toronto Carpe Diem

We're excited to launch our Politics Issue with an evening of storytelling with youth sharing their stories and experiences in politics and youth activism!​

Oct 3, 2015

Published by:

BlogTO

7pm-midnight at the Chester Avenue TTC Station Artist-Run Newsstand political dance party performances an alternative to nuit blanche.​

Published by: Remezcla

Feb 20, 2017

Whether it’s about sharing a point of view or an autobiographical reflection, when a project is fueled by artistic necessity – and not simply financial gain – there is always a personal dimension.​​

 

Read More

Published by: Toronto Carpe Diem

Feb 23, 2017

We're excited to launch our Politics Issue with an evening of storytelling with youth sharing their stories and experiences in politics and youth activism!​​​

 

Read More

Published by: BlogTO

Oct 3, 2015

We're excited to launch our Politics Issue with an evening of storytelling with youth sharing their stories and experiences in politics and youth activism!​​​

 

Read More

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