THE FILMMAKERS

From cinema vérité to impressionistic documentaries,  TINA DiFELICIANTONIO + JANE C. WAGNER’s critically acclaimed films have been screened and broadcast in countries throughout the world.  Their wide-ranging work—teenage sexuality, AIDS, civil rights, art, science, ethics, wartime rape, education, child abuse, sustainable energy, alien abductions, human rights and social justice—has garnered dozens of top honors, such as two National Emmy Awards, and, two Sundance Film Festival Awards, including the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary.

Over the years, they had the pleasure of collaborating with documentary filmmakers in the roles of cinematographer (DiFeliciantonio), editor (Wagner), and consulting producers (both). DiFeliciantonio has worked on a number of fiction feature films, including Jonathan Demme’s “Philadelphia”, HBO’s “Truman” and “Citizen Cohn”, and “Kama Sutra”, directed by Mira Nair.

 

DiFeliciantonio and Wagner are dedicated to mentoring the next generation of filmmakers and have enjoyed teaching at a number of educational institutions, including Columbia University, Swarthmore College, and the Oklahoma Arts Institute. They have participated on juries and moderated panels for the Sundance Film Festival, International Documentary Association, New York Women In Film, Independent Television Service and P.O.V., among others.

 

Their independent work has been supported by the MacArthur Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, American Film Institute, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, Independent Television Service, and the Sundance Documentary Fund, among others. In addition to their own films, DiFeliciantonio and Wagner Executive/Series Produced 13 one-hour shows in New Orleans for TLC. Private clients include Lincoln Center, Masdar, Allsteel, American Airlines and JPMorgan Chase.

 

Over the course of 25 years, DiFeliciantonio and Wagner’s intellectual and creative collaboration continue to be sustained by a shared vision and passion for storytelling. Having produced in countries throughout the world, including Senegal, Abu Dhabi, Bangladesh, India, Japan, Australia, Jamaica, China, England, Mexico, Senegal and Turkey, their films have been seen on PBS, Sundance Channel, Showtime, TLC, MTV, SyFy, USA Networks, and foreign television.

 

DiFeliciantonio and Wagner began their professional careers after graduating from Stanford University’s masters film program, where DiFeliciantonio made her directorial debut with the student Academy Award-winning LIVING WITH AIDS.

 

As part of community service, DiFeliciantonio is on the Executive Committee of Manhattan’s Community Board 4, where she chairs the Quality of Life Committee. She is also on the Advisory Committee of a homeless shelter that serves mentally ill and substance dependent men.

 

Wagner holds an M.Sc. in Political Sociology and a B.Sc. Political Science and Economics from the London School of Economics.  DiFeliciantonio holds a B.S. in Humanities, and a B.S. in Business/Marketing, from Drexel University.  Each graduated from Stanford University with an M.A. in Communication.

 

 

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