Princess Grace Award:
Film Scholarship, 2016
• 2016 Professional Development Grant
Candy Guinea is a queer Xicana filmmaker based in Oakland, California. Candy is invested in creating films that authentically represent the experiences of queer people of color and Latinos as a tool for social justice. Her short documentary films have screened nationally and internationally at film festivals such as the Boston LGBT Film Festival, San Diego Latino Film Festival, and Vancouver Queer Film Festival. She is a recipient of the Creating Queer Communities Grant through the Queer Cultural Center, as well as the Endeavor Foundation for the Arts Grant. With assistance from these grants she produced Queer Brilliance Film Festival, an event that showcases films created by and about queer and transgender people of color. Candy is currently completing her M.F.A. in Cinema from San Francisco State University.