Dyana Winkler
Dyana winkler

For nearly a decade, DYANA WINKLER worked full time supporting filmmakers at the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and later the Tribeca Film Institute Feature Film Program, where she deliberated upon thousands of grant submissions in both documentary and fiction film and was responsible for seeking out and supporting underrepresented filmmakers in the industry. Dyana also worked as a screener for Chicken & Egg Pictures, and programmed for the Sundance Film Festival and the Outfest Film Festival. Her most recent narrative screenplay, BELL, was awarded the 2016 Sundance Sloan Commissioning grant, the 2017 SFFILM Science in Film Grant, and participated in the 2017 Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab. UNITED SKATES, her debut feature-length documentary she co-directed and produced, is world premiering in competition at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, followed by its International Premiere at HotDocs. UNITED SKATES has received funding and support from Sundance Institute Documentary Fund, Film Independent, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Threshold, Women in Film, IFP, Fledgling Fund, New York State Council for the Arts and California Humanities. Straddling the worlds of both fiction and documentary, Dyana is a firm believer that filmmaking is less about the genre, and more about the ability listen and tell a good story. Originally hailing from Hawaii, Dyana currently works as a freelance filmmaker in Los Angeles, CA.