The Bio

Sylvia Ray is an award winning Chicana/Korean-American filmmaker that is passionate about projects that are inclusive, visually inspiring, and emotionally truthful. She focuses on telling stories about characters that overcome fears and feelings of unworthiness while navigating the humor of the human experience.

Sylvia's films have played in festivals around the world and have won several awards and prizes. Her short film A PERIOD PIECE, won her Best Female Filmmaker at Lonely Seal Film Festival granting her $10,000 in prizes. Her short film LEN(N)Y was accepted to the 2021 HOLA Mexico Film Festival and awarded her into the Tomorrow's Filmmaker's Today program (Alumni addition). In result, LEN(N)Y was streamed to audiences on Pantaya and Dish Latino.

Sylvia has worked creatively in AR and VR with clients like Magnopus on Disney and Disney-Pixar projects. She also worked with award winning filmmakers like Craig Barron and Christopher Blauvelt. She has also shadowed Director Michael Goi on ABC’s THE ROOKIE.

Sylvia earned a degree in Communications while minoring in Asian Studies at Cal State Fullerton. She is based in Los Angeles and pulls inspiration from her desert-town upbringing, travels abroad, her fashion background, and motherhood.


Driven. Focused. Dedicated to the creative process.




2X Tomorrow's Filmmakers Today Fellow

2019 and 2020 


Best Female Director - A Period Piece

Lonely Seal Film Festival 2019


Best Science Fiction Film - In Limbo

Summer in the South Film Festival 2020


Bronze Remi Award - A Period Piece
Worldfest Houston
International Film Festival 2019


Media and Press


LA Lista: A Latinx Writers Podcast

A talk about growing up in a small town to Korean & Mexican parents, transitioning from luxury retail to filmmaking, working as a director for hire, and her short film A Period Piece!

Los Angeles Times

Official announcement for the Hola Mexico Film Festivals Tomorrow's Filmmakers Today program.

Cinema Scope Podcast

A chat with an awesome up and coming director! Sylvia, has directed a multiple number of short films and I have no doubt she will have a long and successful career in film, as a director.


New Filmmakers LA: Stage 5

Filmmaker Sylvia Ray on her film A Period Piece.

Gigabyte Notebooks USA


Creativity School With Grace Chon

Lesson 5: How to Find Your Creative Passion When You're Busy