Molly Smith is a 20-year-old filmmaker from Orlando, FL. In 2021, she directed and edited the short film Lioness which has now screened at 13+ festivals including Deadcenter Film Festival and Florida Film Festival. Lioness won Best Director at Georgia Shorts Film Festival, Best Florida Film at Gasparilla Film Festival, and Best Short at Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival. Molly has directed over 17+ short films that have won national awards, including 2 wins and 7 nominations for the National Student Emmys. Her short film, Dear America, received over 600k views online and won the National Coalition Against Censorship’s Speak Truth to Power Award and Best Overall Film at Student Television Network in 2019. In 2020, she was named a Cameron Impact Scholar for her commitment to positive social change through filmmaking. In addition to narrative and documentary film work, Molly has directed commercial content for Walmart, US Hunger, and The Peterson Foundation. She is also an intern with filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris working on pre-production for his new documentary film, My Mom the Scientist. She attends Yale University studying American Studies. She is represented by Adolescent Content.