Dina Ciraulo BA Comparative Literature UC Berkeley, MFA Film Production SFSU, teaches Basic Film Production, Beginning Digital Editing, and the advanced Film Production Workshop.
Ciraulo’s feature film Opal, about self-taught naturalist and cult icon Opal Whiteley, premiered at the 2010 Mill Valley Film Festival. Opal was awarded the Nell Shipman Directing Award from the Long Island Film Festival, two screenwriting awards, an Individual Artist Grant from San Francisco Arts Commission, a FilmHouse Residency from the San Francisco Film Society, Honorable Mention from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, and a spot in the Ninth Street Film Center Artist Incubator Program.
Ciraulo’s short films have screened internationally, including the Telluride Film Festival, the SXSW Film Festival, the Hamptons International Film Festival, and the European Media Art Festival. She attended the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, where she was awarded the Van Lier Scholarship.