Elisha Miranda

As an acclaimed filmmaker,  writer, and educator, Elisha Miranda has powered through mainstream media barriers and stereotypes to explore answers to these questions, and to inspire the newest generation of artists to become no less than architects of authenticity through fearless imagination.

Miranda is a graduate of UC Berkeley, Columbia University, and MIT, a recipient of dozens of awards and a celebrated educator. But her crowning achievement? Choosing every day to teach and create from a place of audacious authenticity and social activism.   





Ready to bring the dialog into your own barrio? So is Miranda.

Elisha Miranda has garnered the following awards below for her works as a filmmaker, writer, and educator towards her aim of making a positive change in the world. See what press and individuals are saying about Elisha here and throughout her website.


Hollywood Film Festival - Cinecause Women's Storytellers Award for The Go Girl Chronicles. 2014.

National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALAC) - Artist Grant. 2014.

Gaia Foundation - Sea Change Artist Residency, 2012

Sundance Film Institute Finalist – Feature Film Lab, 2012, 2008, 2006

Jerome Foundation Travel Grant, 2011

Lo Mejor de Nuestra Comunidad Award, COMITÉ NOVIEMBRE, 2009

Voices of Our Nation Writer's Residency, 2009

National Association of Latino Arts & Culture Writers Grant, 2008

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Residency, 2006

New York Foundation for the Arts Filmmaking Grant, 2006

Union Square Award Artist Award for work at Chica Luna Productions, 2006

Tribeca Film Festival-All Access Fellow, 2005

Directing Fellow, National Association of Latino Independent Producers, 2005

Writer's Award, National Association of Latino Indepedent Producers, 2004

ABC New Development Award Finalist, 2003

Angelus Filmmaker Award, 2003

Zaki Gordon Award for Excellence in Screenwriting for the feature screenplay, Outside the Wall, Columbia University, 2003

Paul Robeson Filmmaking Grant, The Funding Exchange, 2002

Project Involve Fellow, Independent Feature Project, 2002

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship, Columbia University, 2001-2003

National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts Scholarship, Columbia University, 1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2001-2002

Milos Forman Directing Award, Columbia University, 2000

New York Women in Film and Television Scholarship, Columbia University, 2000-2001

Directing Fellowship, Columbia University, 2000-2001

Nickelodeon Comedy Screenwriting Award, Columbia University, 1999

Recipient, Graduate Assistantship Award, M.I.T., 1996 to 1998

Urban Scholars Fellowship, M.I.T., 1996-1998

Brick Leadership Award, Do Something Foundation, 1995

Community Leaders Fellowship, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, 1993

Recipient, Alumni Scholar Award, U.C. Berkeley, 1987-1991

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This is a woman who is WALKING HER TALK! She isn’t waiting for Hollywood to open its doors to us… she is coming with a bulldozer.
— Alicia Anabel Santos
Juicy Mangos is more than just graphic sex and dirty words — although there is no shortage of these.
— New York Daily News
I think it’s important to have the courage to explore not only the positive things about my culture, but to create a space for dialogue around those things that we must change…Every culture has its positives and negatives; it’s always more difficult to bring up the negative when so much of the positive has yet to be explored.
— Elisha Miranda, interviewed by ChickLitGurrl™
Get ready to get heated by Juicy Mangos. It’s full of erotic tales so hot, you’ll need sunscreen.
— Latina Magazine
The Sista Hood does a terrific job of portraying girls of varying ethnicities working together despite their differences… this is a book your daughter will be excited about, and you could read yourself.
— Sistahs on the Shelf

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