Valeria Contreras

Writer, Director, Producer

Valeria Contreras is a bilingual, Mexican-American writer, director, and producer from El Paso, Texas. An artist at heart, Valeria’s love for story began by writing and illustrating bilingual, educational comics for kids.

Since then, Valeria has collaborated on a slate of short films including "Homesick," a modern-day tale of two star-crossed lovers, separated by a global pandemic and the U.S.-Mexico Border.

"Homesick" was filmed in El Paso, Texas and has screened at festivals across the world, including the Atlanta Film Festival and the Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase.

Valeria is a graduate of The University of Chicago and Columbia University, where she received her MFA in Film and Creative Producing. She was recognized with the Michael Hausman/Buffalo Mike Filmhaus Foundation Award for Excellence in Producing.