Discipline: Film/Video – documentary

Arisleyda Dilone

Discipline: Film/Video – documentary
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2018

Arisleyda Dilone (b. 1982, Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic) is a filmmaker, writer, actor, multilingual translator, and model. As a filmmaker her practice is rooted in capturing simple, urgent conversations through a tender lens. In 2015, Arisleyda completed the short documentary: Mami y Yo y Mi Gallito/ Mom and Me and My Little Rooster. While at MacDowell in 2018 she completed Two White Cars a documentary about the first time her nephew met his dad when he was eight years old.

She has been awarded residencies at UnionDocs Documentary Art Center, SqueakyWheel Media and Film, and MacDowell. She is a member of Diverse Filmmakers Alliance, Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective and Ay Ombe Theater.

Arisleyda is currently working on a feature length documentary about her intersex body and the construction of femininity in her Dominican-American family.



Arisleyda Dilone worked in the Mixter studio.

Built in 1927–1930, the Florence Kilpatrick Mixter Studio was funded by its namesake and designed by the architect F. Winsor, Jr., who also designed MacDowell's original Savidge Library in 1925. Mixter Studio, solidly built of yellow and grey-hued granite, once had sweeping views of Pack Monadnock to the east. The lush forest has now grown…

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