Yianna Dellatolla is a filmmaker (Editor, Director, Writer) based in New York and Athens.

THE PAST

After completing a Bachelor in Political Science at Tufts University (USA), she traveled to Cuba where she used a video camera for the first time. A close friend convinced her to go to Nepal where she shot and directed a 40-minute documentary about the democratization process in the boarders of India and Nepal.

She returned to Europe where she learned the basics of film editing while studying her Masters in Development studies at SOAS (School of Oriental and African studies, London). After a short work training in the European Commission, she worked in various other jobs; as an assistant to University Professor, as journalist in a TV documentary series, as a PA and AD in short film productions. In the meantime she kept on experimenting on the side with filmmaking.

She moved to NYC in September 2008 for the graduate filmmaking program of Tisch School of the Arts. Since then she has written and directed various short narrative and documentary films (Mindora, the Iron Bar Chef, A Breath Away, Eli, Butterfly, Invisible Paths) and web spots (Twisted Classics, 7moons). In the meantime  she works as a free lance film editor for short and feature length narrative and documentary projects.

Wanting to experiment with other forms of writing she wrote her first article about “Olympus” mountain that was published in 2013 by “Kathimerini” newspaper.

She is currently writing the feature script "Grassland" (that was selected for the Faliro House | Sundance Institute Mediterranean Screenwriters Workshop 2016, and pre- selected for the January 2016 Sundance lab)