top of page

About Lava

Lava Khonsuwon is an award winning Asian American filmmaker based in New Mexico. Her experience expands over 17 years in various departments: casting, accounting, and production. Recently, she has worked as the director for the New Mexico Asian Film Festival, Producer for a Science Fiction Project "All That Remains", Co-Producer for a regional Superbowl Commerical, Co-Producer for a Navajo Short Film, Production Coordinator for Meow Wolf Las Vegas and History Channel's: Histories Greatest Mysteries (NM episodes). 


In addition to studio work, Lava writes, produces and directs her own projects from documentaries and narrative films. Currently she is directing a commerical and a documentary about Traditional Clothing.


Lava is driven to create films for her community that encourage positivity and overcoming challenges. When not creating films, Lava loves spending time taking photos, hanging with dogs, and relaxing off the grid in a camper van.

Lava Headshot.JPG



Tucumcari Rawhide Film Festival

Sheriff's Badge


Asian American Film Lab's

72 Hour Shootout

Outstanding Female Film Maker


Asian American Film Lab's

72 Hour Shootout

Most Original Use of Theme


Asian American Film Lab's

72 Hour Shootout

Top Ten & Most Original Use of Theme


Royal Wolf Film Awards

Best Woman Filmmaker


NYWIFT Shorts Online Festival

3rd Place

Best Short Documentary


Calcutta Cult International Film Festival

Best Film on Religion 


Mindfield Film Festival

Winner Bi-Monthly 

Best Music Video

Film Festival Black- print.png
OFFICIAL WINNER - NYWIFT Festival 3rd  Place Documentary  - 2021.png
bottom of page