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Sydne Horton is a queer creator whose award-winning work often explores themes of identity, coming-of-age, and human connection, while bending genres and subverting expectations.

She is an alum of the Women in Film Directing Mentorship, the Emmys Television Academy Internship, and she has been a semi-finalist for the SeriesFest Women Directing Program twice. Horton holds a BA in Television Directing from Columbia College Chicago, and has been mentored by director Maggie Kiley, and literary agent, Courtney Conwell.

In 2019 she directed the short film, META, which screened across the world in over 30 festivals before ending its run with a 3-month exhibit at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture. Select festivals include, Outfest LA, Aesthetica Short Film, Final Girls Berlin, and more. META also received a writeup in the upcoming book, I SPIT ON YOUR CELLULOID: THE HISTORY OF WOMEN DIRECTING HORROR MOVIES. Her subsequent film, THE HOUSE SITTERS, was selected as 1 of 5 global competitors for Inside Out Toronto’s Pitch Please Competition, it premiered with LA Shorts International, and it won the audience award at Renegade Film Festival. More recently, she directed the coming-of-age, SATURDAY RITUAL, which is having its World Premiere with Palm Springs ShortFest in June.

In the meantime, Horton and her team are working on turning SATURDAY RITUAL into a feature.