Miranda July is a filmmaker, artist, and writer.
She wrote, directed and starred in The Future and Me and You and Everyone We Know, which won the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and a Special Jury Prize at Sundance. In addition, the piece was re-released by The Criterion Collection, in 2020. After premiering at Sundance, Miranda released her third feature film, Kajillionaire, in fall 2020, starring Evan Rachel Wood, Debra Winger, Gina Rodriguez, and Richard Jenkins. The film was named one of the “Best Queer Films of 2020” by IndieWire.
Miranda recently directed a short film inspired by David Hockney’s “Nichols Canyon”, which she released alongside an essay for art magazine Gagosian Quarterly. She previously published a collection of stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You, which won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and has been circulated in twenty-three countries. Her writing has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper’s, and The New Yorker. Her book, It Chooses You, was her first book of nonfiction. A book of all her work to date was published by Prestel in April 2020 and her most recent book, The First Bad Man, is a novel.
Miranda’s participatory art works include the website Learning to Love You More with artist Harrell Fletcher, Eleven Heavy Things (a sculpture garden created for the 2009 Venice Biennale), New Society (a performance), and Somebody (a messaging app created with Miu Miu.) She has also made an interfaith charity shop in Selfridges department store in London, presented by Artangel. Miranda continues to push into new mediums. She’s built a following of tens of thousands of people on Instagram through her candidness and wide-ranging artistic expression.
Raised in Berkeley, California, July lives in Los Angeles.