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Sydne Horton

Sydne Horton is an LA based horror director, originally from the Midwest. As an adopted and queer creator, she finds comfort in the horror space and enjoys exploring its psychological nature. Recently, Horton was a Director’s Circle Mentee in Women In Film’s 2022 Mentorship Program. Her short films have had their world premieres at LA Shorts International Festival and Outfest Los Angeles. Other festival appearances include Inside Out Toronto, Tallgrass, Aesthetica Short Film, Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Catalina Film, Out on Film Atlanta, and more. Specifically, her film META has screened with over 30 festivals while ending its festival run with a 3-month exhibit at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture.

Horton, who had her break into the industry as a Television Academy Foundation Intern, graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor’s degree in Television Directing and Production and has gained professional production experience working with Blumhouse, Netflix, FX, HBO Max, and Nickelodeon. Additionally, she was selected as 1 of 5 global competitors for 2021’s Inside Out Toronto’s Pitch Please Competition with her film The House Sitters.

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