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Daniela Leal

Daniela Leal

Programming Fellow

Dani Leal is photographer, film programmer, and projectionist born and raised in Miami, Florida but based in New Orleans, Louisiana where she has lived for 11 years. Her personal work explores intergenerational narratives, and different manifestations of Love. Her photographs have been exhibited throughout Louisiana since 2018. She is currently a collective member of The Front, an artist-run space in Bywater, New Orleans, where she curates her own work, and those of others, throughout the year. In 2021, after having worked in New Orleans film production for several years in various capacities, Dani began working around the country for film festivals as a projectionist, which subsequently inspired her interest in film programming. Primarily working with Documentary Features, she programs for New Orleans Film Festival and Assistant Programs for Tribeca Film Festival. Her programming interests gravitate towards slower cinema and unconventional story telling.