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Dina Fiasconaro: School of Design Faculty
Dina Fiasconaro , M.F.A.
Dina Fiasconaro is a Baltimore screenwriter and director. Her early work was influenced by her immigrant family’s stories, and her current projects continue to center female characters and explore the thematic threads of psychology, gender roles and marginalization within the context of family dynamics. Dina is a 2021 recipient of the Baker Artist Award, and her films have screened at a variety of national and international venues and film festivals, including the Baltimore Museum of Art. Dina has honed her short films and feature scripts at MacDowell Artist Residency, Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, Stowe Story Labs, Saul Zaentz Innovation Lab and GrrlHaus Cinema Seminar in Berlin. She has an M.F.A. in Directing from Columbia University, and a B.S. in T.V., Radio and Film from Syracuse University. She is a member of Film Fatales, and founder of the Baltimore Women’s Media Alliance, working towards gender parity in the film industry.
Syracuse University, B.S. Television, Radio and Film, S.I. Newhouse School of Communication
Columbia University, M.F.A, Film Production (Directing), School of the Arts
I am an independent screenwriter and director who has also worked for the Hallmark Channel, Court TV, Carbon Productions, Nocturnal Commercials and Films and various freelance projects. I am founder of the Baltimore Women’s Media Alliance and actively involved in national and local organizations such as Film Fatales, MIMC (Mid-Atlantic Independent Media Coalition) and UFVA (University Film & Video Association).
My areas of expertise include studying and making films through a DEIA+ (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism) lens and feminist film theory (with a focus on the representation of women in Martin Scorsese films). I work in a variety of formats: short and long form documentary, short and long form narrative, screenwriting and video installation. My work has screened both nationally and internationally and is available on platforms such as Kanopy and Amazon
Selected publications include: Baltimore Sun, Baltimore City Paper, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Refinery29, Bmore Art, No Film School, Fandor, Bitch Magazine, Broadly (Vice), Mutha Magazine, Waxing & Waning literary journal
I have participated in multiple residencies, including MacDowell, have attended film labs including Stowe Story Labs and Constellation Incubator, and am a three-time recipient of the Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund. I am a Baker Artist awardee and ‘Filmmaker We Admire” from WIFV (Women in Film and Video).
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