Dalila Droege
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Dalila Droege was raised in a tiny midwestern town, where long winters encouraged her lifelong interest in storytelling. She is a director and writer who works in narrative fiction. A former classical pianist, her work utilizes the power of sound design to create immersive cinematic experiences. Her films exist between realism and the surreal, with stories focused on belonging, family relationships, and culture clashes.

Dalila recently completed her feature film directing debut. NO MORE TIME is a fantasy thriller exploring our relationship to the planet and each other in the wake of the global events of 2020. She worked with notable actors including Tunde Adebimpe, David Sullivan, and Jim Beaver. She made the film while participating in the 2021 Women in Film Mentorship Program as a directing mentee. The film premiered at the Crested Butte Film Festival in September 2022.

Dalila’s short films include TEHACHAPI, a story of an adult brother and sister reconciling after their father’s death, starring Amy Seimetz, AJ Bowen, and Matt Peters. It is available at https://www.nobudge.com/videos/tehachapi.

In 2011 Dalila was a directing fellow at Film Independent’s Project: Involve. She wrote and directed one of 7 short films chosen to be produced and screened at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

Dalila received an MFA in Writing and Directing at Columbia College Chicago. In addition to directing, Dalila has supported other female filmmakers on set.