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Dyana Winkler

Based in Los Angeles, California, USA

One of Variety's 2019 top ten filmmakers to watch, Dyana Winkler is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker straddling the worlds of both fiction and documentary. Her feature documentary, "United Skates," which she wrote, directed, and produced, screened at over 140 film festivals and won 15 Best Documentary and Audience Awards, including at its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. "United Skates," executive produced by John Legend, is currently available on HBO.


Currently in post-production on the thriller, "Hawaiian Vacation," which she wrote and directed, Dyana’s films have participated in the Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab, Sundance Music and Sound Design Lab, SFFILM Cinema Filmmaker Fellowship, Film Independent, The Gotham, Women In Film, New York Council for the Arts and many more.

Originally from Hawaii, Dyana currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.



Nominated for Emmy - Outstanding Arts & Culture

Nominated for IDA - Best Documentary

Audience Award - Tribeca Intl Film Festival

International Premiere - HotDocs Intl Film Festival

European Premiere - BFI London Intl Film Festival

Filmmaker Support:

Sundance Documentary Film Program

Sundance Music and Sound Design Lab (Skywalker Ranch)

Chicken and Egg Momentum Award

Chicken and Egg Diversity Fellows Initiative

Film Independent Doc Lab + Fast Track

IFP (Gotham) Spotlight on Documentary

Fledgling Foundation 

New York State Council for the Arts (NYSCA)

California Humanities

Threshold Foundation

Doc Society (formerly Brit Doc)

Women in Film Finishing Fund

American Documentary Film Fund

Fellow - Sundance Screenwriters Lab

Fellow - Film Independent Producing Lab

Award - Sundance Sloan Commissioning Grant

Award - SFFILM Sloan Science in Cinema Fellowship

Finalist - Academy Nicholls Screenwriting Fellowship

Fellow - Gotham Film Week Project Market

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