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Lisanne Sartor is an award-winning writer/director whose short films have screened worldwide. Her short, “Six Letter Word” has screened at over fifty-five film festivals, including Telluride and Cannes. She made that short via the AFI Directing Workshop for Women. She was awarded a renowned Hedgebrook Writers Residency in 2016 and was a 2016 WGA Feature Writers Access Project Honoree. In 2017, she was chosen for the exclusive AFI/Fox Bridge Program for women directors. Her feature script, “Six Letter Word,” based on her short film, won the 2017 Drama Category of the Script Pipeline First Look Project. She will direct that feature in 2018. She’s directed five shorts total and is prepping a webseries to shoot this spring. Lisanne began her career in the DGA Assistant Director Training Program but left ADing after seven years to get a UCLA MFA in Screenwriting. She’s had an original screenplay produced for Lifetime, and has worked for hire and developed projects with numerous companies. She teaches screenwriting at UCLA, Stephens College and the AFI DWW, and has been the Board President for the CineStory Foundation, a screenwriting education non-profit, since 2009, and a board member since 2004.