FIRST YEAR – LOS ANGELES
Nicole Vanden Broeck is a French-Mexican filmmaker born and raised in Mexico. She received the FONCA-CONACYT Scholarship to pursue an MFA in Directing at the American Film Institute Conservatory. Her thesis film ELLE (2020) premiered at the Academy-Qualifying 38th Rhode Island International Film Festival and won the Grand Prize Marlyn Mason Award given for new voices, new perspectives by women in film. Prior to her move to Los Angeles, Nicole co-founded the independent production company 6pm Films based in Mexico City. She directed the documentary short CON EL TIEMPO (2017), which won the EcoFilm Festival Grand Prize and the Cinelatino Audience Award at the Hola Mexico Film Festival, as a part of the Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today program presented by HBO and HPFA. Interested in exploring intimate relationship dynamics through characters dealing with identity conflicts, she is currently developing two feature scripts and a half-hour series.