Channing Godfrey Peoples

Channing Godfrey Peoples is a Writer/Director. She is a MFA graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts and one of Filmmaker Magazine “25 New Faces of Independent Film“ for 2018. As an African-American  woman,  her  films  are  character-driven  stories  focusing  on  the  resilience  of  the  human spirit, often featuring black women at a turning point in their lives. She is a Sundance Fellow, Austin Film  Society  Fellow,  SFFilm/Westridge  Foundation  Fellow,  King  Family  Foundation  Recipient  and has served as a Time Warner Artist-in-Residence. Her short film, Red, is a DGA Student Jury Award Winner,  among  other  honors.  Channing  wrote  two  episodes  on  Season  3  of Queen  Sugar (OWN Network). She also wrote and directed a short film, Doretha’s Blues, that was made possible by the support  of Refinery 29 and Level Forward in their Shatterbox Anthology series. Most recently, her feature film debut, Miss Juneteenth, premiered in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and won the Louis Black “Lone Star” Award at the 2020 SXSW Film Festival.