About

First Name

Diana

Last Name

Foronda

Username

diana_foronda

Intro

TV & Film Professional Filmmaker

Role(s)

Assistant Editor, Director, Editor, Production Assistant (PA), Writer

Identity

Woman

Pronouns

She/Her

Location

US: New York

Affiliations

Non-Union Filmmaker

Available For

AE, Writer, Director, Editor, Production/Post Production Assistant, and Archival Logger

Bio

Diana Foronda is an award-winning filmmaker based on Long Island, NY. Throughout her years in the film industry, she worked as a Set PA for several short films, web series, and TV networks, including CBS, HGTV, and CNBC. Diana’s films and scripts have been recognized worldwide (including academy-award qualifying) and won 10+ awards. Her award-winning horror/sci-fi short screenplay, CandyByte, about a haunted apple-shaped smart home device, is available on Amazon, Barnes&Noble, and Bookshop.org.

Outside of filmmaking, Diana has worked at a few film/photography companies, such as USDAN Summer Camp for the Arts, Left/Right Productions, Stag Post Services Inc, BDG, and Imagine Entertainment. Currently, she’s working as a production coordinator & partnerships at Chelsea Film Festival, editing Instagram reels/virtual workshop events at Pano (formerly NYCWF), writing her upcoming screenplay projects, and creating her Pleasantville-inspired iPhone short film, Normal Times. Additionally, she has been a pre-screener for Revolution Me Film Festival, Oxford Film Festival, San Diego International Film Festival (Canadian Screen Award Qualifying), ​Nashville Film Festival (Academy-Qualifying), Austin Film Festival (Academy-Qualifying), and Portland Film Festival.

She is a proud New Yorker and member of Pano (formerly NYCWF), ARRAY Crew, Post New York Alliance, Alliance for Women in Media, and NYWIFT. She has trained with Sundance Co//ab, NYU Tisch Film & TV Industry Essentials, Manhattan Edit Workshop, USDAN Summer Camp for the Arts, and holds a BA in Film Studies with Departmental Honors at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.

Awards

See the complete list here: https://www.dianaforonda.com/news-press

Reel

Directing: https://vimeo.com/248925130 | Editing: https://www.dianaforonda.com/editing-samples | Photography: https://www.dianaforonda.com/photography | Set Photography: https://www.dianaforonda.com/set-photography

Ethnicity

Caucasian

Languages

English and Sign Language (ASL)

Available to travel?

Yes

Website

http://www.dianaforonda.com

Work

Project

Sullivan's Saint Angels

Date

2022-Present

Role

Screenwriter

Website

http://www.dianaforonda.com/sullivans-saint-angels

Project

Abby The PA

Date

2016 – Present

Role

Screenwriter

Website

http://www.dianaforonda.com/abby-the-pa

Project

Normal Times

Date

2021-Present

Role

Director, Producer, Writer, Cinematographer, and Editor

Website

http://www.dianaforonda.com/normal-times

Project

CandyByte

Date

2020-2021

Role

Screenwriter

Website

http://www.dianaforonda.com/candybyte

Project

Challah For Caroline

Date

2020

Role

Director, Writer, and Editor

Website

http://www.dianaforonda.com/challah-for-caroline

Project

Chasing Love

Date

2017-2019

Role

Main Screenwriter

Website

http://www.dianaforonda.com/chasing-love

Project

Attachment

Date

2017

Role

Director, Writer, and Editor

Website

http://www.dianaforonda.com/attachment

Project

Love Is On The Line

Date

2014

Role

Director, Cinematographer, and Editor

Website

http://www.dianaforonda.com/love-is-on-the-line

Education

School

NYU Tisch Film & TV Industry Essentials

Focus

Film & TV

Location

New York, NY

Date

Nov. 2020 – Nov 2021

School

Health Education Services

Focus

C19CO (Covid-19 Compliance Officer)

Location

Online

Date

2020-2021

School

Manhattan Edit Workshop

Focus

Fundamentals of DSLR & Six Week intensive Editing Class in AVID, Premiere Pro, and After Effects

Location

New York, NY

Date

2017

School

Hollins University

Focus

Film Theory and Production

Location

Roanoke, VA

Date

2017