Cidney Hue is a writer-director in NYC with a focus on building inclusive futures through science fiction. Her five-time award-winning short, Ovum, explores the convergence of reproductive rights and VR technology. Her previous award-winning short, Odessa, follows an astronaut’s last night on Earth. Her webseries for Wired & Reddit, Cyborg Nation, profiles scientists at the forefront of prosthetics, robotics, and brain-computer interfaces. Cidney’s films have screened at 65 festivals worldwide and counting. She is currently in development on her debut feature, based on the DUST distributed and Vimeo Staff Pick short, Ovum. The script has placed in Final Draft’s Big Break, The Black List x WIF Feature Lab, WeScreenPlay’s Diverse Voices and Stage32’s Sci-Fi/Fantasy Contest.

In addition to directing, Cidney is passionate about diversity and gender parity in the entertainment industry. She founded Pano (formerly NYC Women Filmmakers) in 2015, where she leads its thousands strong community and nonprofit programming to support women, non-binary & GNC filmmakers across the US. Cidney loves giving back through teaching and mentoring at her alma mater, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is a frequent guest speaker on topics concerning inclusion, women, and genre and has spoken at Stanford University, The New School along with multiple film festivals.

Cidney is a 2021 Future of Story Fellow and a 2022 Cinereach x Justice Capsule Futurist Writer. She is a proud member of the Guild of Future Architects, Film Fatales, and the National Board of Review.

In her spare time, Cidney designs and creates art, graphics, sets, and futuristic visions from her imagination. She can often be found traveling the world with her camera in tow, capturing Earth’s most spectacular natural phenomenons. Her lifelong goal is to visit space by 2050 so you should email her if you have an extra seat on your rocketship.