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Julia Kennelly is a filmmaker and producer based in Los Angeles. Her short film MARCY LEARNS SOMETHING NEW won a Special Jury Mention in Comedy at Aspen Shortsfest in 2020, and premiered online on Short of the Week, garnering a Best of the Month recognition and Vimeo Staff Pick’s Best of the Year Award. Her directorial debut, a short film called CHANDLER, premiered at the Atlanta Film Festival and went on to be featured by Vimeo upon its online release.

Julia has produced numerous short films, including THE NEIGHBORS’ WINDOW (Marshall Curry), which won the Oscar for Best Live Action Short at the 2020 Academy Awards. Films she’s produced have been in competition at Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, Outfest and Palm Springs Shortfest, among others. She is a co-founder of production company Dream City, with producer Karine Benzaria and director/cinematographer Daisy Zhou. Julia is a 2023 Sundance Creative Producing Lab fellow, and Mark Silverman Honoree.

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