Nicolas Jara

Filmmaker/Producer

San Francisco, CA, USA

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I am a filmmaker/producer hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area. Working in both independent filmmaking and the commercial world, I have produced a variety of projects, some which have screened at the AFI, New Orleans Film Festival, and Out on Film. Discovering the impact of community empowerment created through grassroots organizing as an intern for Frameline Film Festival, volunteer for Latinx non-profit HOMEY, and documentary producer for a Holman Grant recipient, I intend to continue making character-driven fiction and documentary films that give a voice to underrepresented and marginalized peoples. Last year, I received the Barbara Hammer Filmmaker Grant for my first short "Guardian", which allowed the film to enter the festival circuit, receiving acceptances and awards from over a dozen festivals. My current goal is to write, shoot, and release one film once a month, no matter how brief. Any fellow film people who are in the Bay Area looking for a project or are in need of support of one, please feel free to reach out.