Caran Hartsfield is an award winning screenwriter and director based in New York. Her film work has won awards at the Director’s Guild of America, Sundance Film Festival, and Cannes Film Festival (among others). Her feature screenplay, Bury Me Standing, won the Sundance NHK Award, the Sundance Annenberg Award, the IFP Parks Screenplay Award, The Media Arts Grant (formally known as the Rockefeller Grant), and was a part of the Cannes Film Festival L’Atelier.
She also won numerous honors and awards for writing and directing her short films Double-Handed, Kiss It Up to God, King, and Six Things I Never Told You including: 2nd Place at Cannes Film Festival, the Director’s Guild of America Award, “The Best of Sundance Film Tour”, the Martin Scorsese Fellowship, the Spike Lee Fellowship, the Warner Brothers Grant, and the New York Foundation for the Arts Film Fellowship, among others. She is currently in development on her next feature, Red Moon, Blue Cat as well as a new television series Human Resources. She has been teaching screenwriting and directing for 10 years at New York University.