Roxanna Denise Stevens Ibarra

Director, Writer, Sound Designer
BFA in Film and Television Production, The University of Arizona, 2020
Portrait of Roxanna Denise Stevens Ibarra


Movie Night Screening and Director's Chat

Tuesday, March 14, 8 p.m.
 – midnight
Patio Stage

MOVIE NIGHT AT THE WONDER HOUSE: Screening and Director Chat

Join us for a full night of short films from current and past University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television (TFTV) directors, some of whom you know as major motion picture producers and directors today. Curated by TFTV and punctuated by conversations with filmmakers Roxanna Denise Stevens Ibarra, Zach Lovvorn and Sasha Reist, moderated by Friday Night Movie podcast host Shai Korman. Roxanna's short film TESORO will be screened.


TESORO (2020)
Director, Writer, Editor, Actress, Composer, Sound Designer/Mixer, Production Design

  • 13 Film Festival Selections including Urbanworld Film Festival and Philadelphia Latino FIlm Festival
  • Sundance Film Festival Horizon Award Finalist

IRIS (2020)
Production Sound Mixer/Recordist

SPIKED (2019)
Assistant Wardrobe and Costume Designer

  • Now streaming on Amazon Prime

Sound Design and Mixing Intern


Roxanna Denise Stevens Ibarra is a neurodivergent and chronically ill Frontizera who comes from a large Mexican American immigrant family. Having earned a UArizona Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film and Television and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with an SEL endorsement, she incorporates film and music into stories that reflect her identity. Her senior thesis short Tesoro, about an older man revisiting the memories of his youth as he prepares to sell his prized car, was a love letter to her community. The film was selected to screen at more than a dozen film festivals nationwide. She is currently working for George Lucas’ education foundation Edutopia and the creative production agency Five to Sixty while developing her next film, Dolores.

Occupations and Activities

  • Violinist, University of Arizona Philharmonic Orchestra (2016-2021)
  • Arizona Public Media Technical Director and Floor Manager (2018-2020)
  • Santa Barbara Film Festival Film Reviewer and Student Mentee (2020-2023)
  • UArizona Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Student Representative helping found BIPOC Arts and the Racial Justice Studio (2021)
  • STIC Endorsed Middle School Music Educator at Wakefield Middle School, TUSD (2021)
  • Commercial work as VTR Specialist for Ally Bank (2021)
  • Sundance Film Festival Horizon Award Finalist and Mentee (2021-2022)
  • Five to Sixty Mentee/Freelance Filmmaker (2022-Present)
  • George Lucas Education Foundation, Edutopia Inaugural Video Fellow (2022-Present)