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Laila Petrone

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Laila Petrone is an Italian/Dominican filmmaker. In 2019 she completed her second short film NO ME OLVIDARÉ DE TI- I WILL NOT FORGET YOU conceived in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and awarded "Best Inspirational Short" at the 2019 Rincon International Film Festival (Puerto Rico). Screenings included Black Harvest International Film Festival (Chicago) and Pan African Film Festival (Los Angeles).

Currently Laila is developing a docuseries MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS: Stories of women from Latin America who integrate, build, create and participate in the Italian life and culture. She is also writing her first feature length script.

In 2014 her directorial debut YOUR LOVE premiered at Urban World Film Festival (NY). The short was awarded "Best of Festival" at the Black Women Film Network Summit (Atlanta). Screenings included Black Harvest International Film Festival (Chicago) and Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival.

Before turning to writing/directing Laila worked as an Assistant Director and Producer.

Laila is a member of AWD, Women in Media and Glass Elevator.

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