Jeanette Dilone is a writer, director and actor, born and raised in Washington Heights, NYC. Jeanette fell in love with acting and filmmaking during her college years at Columbia University. Most recently, she was selected for Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today ‘22 sponsored by Warners Bros. Discovery and the HFPA. She is also a recipient of the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) Inclusion Fellowship, sponsored by Netflix, where she completed her third short, “Hoar” (2022). The short premiered at LALIFF 2022. 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. Jeanette made her directorial debut with the short film, “Return,” (2017), which she also wrote and produced. It premiered at the New York Shorts International Film Festival and was acquired by Shorts TV. Her vision is to create compelling Latina-centered narratives that explore themes of family, identity and success.