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Jeanette Dilone

Writer / Director

Jeanette Dilone is a Dominican-American filmmaker, born and raised in Washington Heights, New York
City. She was recently selected for the Read Latinx Writer’s Initiative, as well as Tomorrow’s
Filmmakers Today sponsored by Warner Bros. Discovery. In 2022, she was selected for the LALIFF
Inclusion Fellowship, sponsored by Netflix, where she completed her third short, "Hoar” (2022). It
premiered at LALIFF and has since been programmed at festivals such as Cinequest, Portland,
Urbanworld, HollyShorts Monthly, NALIP Latino Media, Tallgrass, and many more. Her sophomore
short, "Rizo" (2020), which she wrote, produced, and directed, also premiered at LALIFF. “Rizo” won
the 2020 HBO Latinx Short Film Competition and is available to watch on HBOMax. In 2017, Jeanette
made her directorial debut with the short film, "Return" which she also wrote and produced. It premiered
at the NY Shorts International Film Festival and was acquired by Shorts TV. She fell in love with acting
and filmmaking during her college years at Columbia University. Her vision is to create compelling
Latine-centered narratives that explore themes of family, identity, and success.

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