Independent Feature Project, Tribeca Film Institute
Funding Representative, Distributor, Director
Danielle received her B.A. in Film Studies from Wesleyan University, and her M.A. in Media Studies at New School University, while there, she received the Geraldine Dodge Fellowship from The Flaherty Seminar.
As head of Documentary Acquisitions for IndiePix, she has signed films including Michael Tully's Cocaine Angel, Dominic DeJoseph's Johnny Berlin, Alex Karpovsky's Hole Story, Ilkka Jarvilaturi's City Unplugged, David Grabias' Sentenced Home, and Brooke Sebold, Bonita Sills, and Todd Sills' Red Without Blue. DiGiacomo also served as Associate Producer on Jennifer Venditti's documentary, Billy The Kid (Grand Jury Award Winner, South by Southwest, 2007). She has programmed film series in conjunction with the Woodstock Film Festival (Woodstock in the City), Brooklyn Independent Cinema Series, and the Culture Project (Women's Center Stage).
A documentary filmmaker herself, she is completing her first feature, Island to Island: Returning Home from Rikers, about two young men transitioning after incarceration. A work-in-progress version of the film was a finalist in the Media That Matters Film Festival. Her first documentary, Captain Dennis, about a tango dancer living on a Bronx houseboat, played at the Anthology Film Archives, the Knitting Factory, and the Atlantic Avenue Gallery's "Emerging Artist" Group Show.
Along with her Acquisitions colleage, Jordan Mattos, Danielle represents Indiepix at more than twenty film festivals a year, including Cannes, Sundance, South by Southwest, IFF Boston, Full Frame, the Hamptons, and Woodstock.
Danielle is currently co-producing the narrative feature, The Promiscuous Materials Project, an adaptation of several stories by the author Jonathan Lethem. Along with Dominic De Joseph and Thoma Kikis at Ovie Entertainment, she has enlisted a group of emerging independent filmmakers, including noted actor Norman Reedus, to direct.
In addition, Danielle has presented on panels about film distribution at Woodstock Film Festival, Newport Film Festival, Hunter College, Ruff Cutz, IFF Boston, and NewFest. She has also presented academic papers at conferences at Florida State University, the New School, and Central Connecticut College. Danielle lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Independent Feature Project
68 Jay Street Suite 425
NY 11 201 New York
Since 1979, the non-profit IFP has evolved into the nation's oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, and also the premier advocate for them. Since its start, IFP has supported the production of 7,000 films and provided resources to more than 20,000 filmmakers--voices that otherwise might not have been heard. Currently, IFP represents a network of 10,000 filmmakers in New York City and around the world. Through its workshops, seminars, conferences, mentorships, and Filmmaker Magazine, IFP schools its members in the art, technology, and business of independent filmmaking (there are special programs to promote racial, ethnic, religious, ideological, gender, and sexual diversity). IFP builds audiences by hosting screenings - often in collaboration with other cultural institutions - and also bestows the Gotham Awards, the first honors of the film awards season. When all is said and done, IFP fosters the development of 200 feature and documentary films each year.
Tribeca Film Institute
32 Avenue of the Americas, 27th floor
NY 10013 New York
The Tribeca Film Institute is a year-round nonprofit arts organization founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in the wake of September 11, 2001. TFI empowers filmmakers through grants and professional development, and is a resource for and supporter of individual artists in the field. The Institute creates innovative programs that draw on the power of film to promote understanding, tolerance and global awareness.