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Florencia Manovil
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Florencia Manóvil was voted "Best Filmmaker of the East Bay" for her work as a screenwriter, director, and producer based in Oakland, California. Her web series Dyke Central has been lauded by press and fans alike for its groundbreaking diversity in the representation of LGBTQ characters. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Manóvil moved to Boston at age 18 to pursue film studies at Emerson College. In 2007 she settled permanently in the Bay Area, where she shot Fiona's Script (2009), her feature directorial debut. Fiona's Script screened at festivals around the world, garnering a Best Supporting Actress nomination at MethodFest. In 2011, Manóvil co-created Dyke Central, a "queer dramedy" episodic series, directing and producing the pilot episode. After a year of festivals, fundraising, and further writing, she resumed production of the series in 2013, directing four more episodes, all of which were selected for festival screenings in 2014. In 2015, Dyke Central Season 1 was completed (with the support of the Frameline Completion Fund) and all ten episodes were released on Video on Demand. Manóvil just completed a new short, Encuentro, which was also a recipient of the Frameline Completion Fund and is doing 2017 festival rounds. She's currently developing a feminist witchy shorts trilogy/feature, with two other feature scripts on the back burner.