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Dana White

Dana White is an award-winning filmmaker and Kent State Professor who is passionate about giving young female filmmakers a chance to have a voice. As the Founder of the FFI, The Female Filmmakers Initiative has come out of her commitment to giving young female filmmakers at Kent State a community in which to grow as film artists. 


Dana has had a multifaceted career in the film and tv industry as a writer, director, producer, and editor. Her films have been featured around the country. Her recent feature film, In the Orchard, was the Winner of the Best Feature Film, 2018 Sonoma Int Film Festival, 2018 Culver City Film Festival, and the 2019 Beaufort Int Film Festival. She is currently finishing her short film, Turning Blue which stars acclaimed actress, Kathleen Chalfant. Her next film, the feature, The Red Suitcase is currently in development.

As well as being a filmmaker, Dana has worked as a Senior Editor and Feature Producer for various shows for Network television and edited award-winning documentaries including, Finding Kraftland, which premiered at the 2006 Santa Barbara International Film Festival and went on to win awards at the 2007 Santa Fe Film Festival and many others.

Dana is thrilled and honored to have an opportunity to guide the young female filmmakers of Kent State as they explore their own voices and stories. 

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