Mahaliyah Ayla O is an award winning filmmaker from the East Bay Area. 
She graduated from USC's School of Cinematic Arts with an MFA in Film & Television Production. 
She is based in Los Angeles and is represented by 3 Arts Entertainment.

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NBCUniversal 2018 Short Film Festival
Outstanding Drama
Audience Award
Critics Choice Award

2018 Student Academy Awards


Frameline: The San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival

AT&T Audience Award for Best Short

Iris Prize


BENT: the 27th annual Sacramento LGBTQ Film Festival

Best Short

TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival

Audience Award for Best Lesbian Short Film

Dayton LGBT Film Festival Audience Award
Best Drama

Los Angeles Independent Film Festival

Best LGBT Short

New York Los Angeles International Film Festival

Best Narrative Short

OUTshine - Fort Lauderdale Film Festival

Audience Award for Best Short Film

Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival
Best Student Director