Dianne Bellino is a writer/director of live action and animated films.  Her latest short film, “The Itching,” a collaboration with animator Adam Davies, screened at 50 film festivals, including Sundance and AFI, and won numerous awards.  Dianne’s previous short films have screened at festivals including SXSW, on Netflix and Fandor, and are distributed through The Journal of Short Film and Drag City.  Her work has been supported by grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Boomerang Fund for the Arts, and artist residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Ucross Foundation.  Originally from Rhode Island, Dianne lives in New York City, where she teaches filmmaking and is the Assistant Dean of the School of Art at Pratt Institute.