(Student Documentary)(Grad – George Washington University)
(2017) (United States)
Screening Block C, All Ages Sat Feb 24 12PM
Two young African-American girls learn to play chess competitively and apply those skills to obstacles of race and gender as they prepare for a citywide co-educational tournament in Washington, D.C.
Director: Deanna Del Ciello
Writers: Linda Cotton & Josh Gates
Producers: Deanna Del Ciello & Anna Molinaro
Deanna is a documentary filmmaker and national award-winning videographer, producer, and editor based in Washington, D.C. Her work has been featured on PBS NewsHour and in HuffPost Education, as well as on A&E. She holds a graduate certificate in documentary filmmaking from the Institute of Documentary Filmmaking at The George Washington University and a B.A. in journalism and French with concentrations in online media and
public policy from Stony Brook University.
Anna is a D.C. native with a B.A. in film studies and French from Tulane University and a graduate certificate in documentary filmmaking from George Washington University. She has worked as executive assistant at Guggenheim Productions, Inc. in Washington, D.C., a production company that produces historical documentaries, for two years and hopes to continue producing documentaries in the near future.