The core aim of the studio is to create sustainable films with a strong elusive presence exploring external trappings of existence and the transitory essence of the self.

DIANA CIGNONI - Los Angeles, November 2018.    The moment a film chooses me it will arrive and unfold in its own time… it should always be naked and willing.    "Diana's films reflect German Expressionism integrated with American Film Noir. Her style is marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, and menace."  Darrol Stanley   “For me, true noir is about people who know they are doing the wrong thing, and they do it anyway.”  Eddie Muller interview

DIANA CIGNONI - Los Angeles, November 2018.

The moment a film chooses me it will arrive and unfold in its own time… it should always be naked and willing.

"Diana's films reflect German Expressionism integrated with American Film Noir. Her style is marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, and menace." Darrol Stanley

“For me, true noir is about people who know they are doing the wrong thing, and they do it anyway.”
Eddie Muller interview

One Weekend
Starring Gabriel Freilich, Ron Bottitta, Norbert Weisser, Yasmina Chirazi-Sommers, Denise Blasor

Diana Cignoni is a German-American Film Producer, Director, Screen Writer and Actor. Member of FILM FATALES Los Angeles and GABA FILM INITIATIVE. Diana modeled (Clients include: Trussardi, Giorgio Armani, Escada, Christian Dior) and acted in Europe and America for many years before she started directing.                               Diana has an extensive acting background and well recognized directorial talents. Having been taught by mentor Charlie Laughton (friend and mentor to Al Pacino) Penelope Allen, Mark Rydell and Martin Landau at The Actor's Studio. Elisabeth Dillon at the HB Studio NYC, Geraldine Baron and Lance Lane, Diana developed a unique voice.                       Diana won multiple awards as an actor and KOAN member of the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble under the direction of Ron Sossi.Her latest stage performance was at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble through May 12, 2019, portraying GRACE in Faith Healer by Brian Friel directed by Ron Sossi.

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble Los Angeles 

View Certain Video Acting Clips of Diana:

A Man's a Man

Beckett                                                                  

Acting Reel

The Rules

Diana was recently elected to the board of the Odyssey Theatre for the purpose of further enhancing the ensemble with her many artistic talents. Born and raised in Germany, Diana now resides and works in Los Angeles. She is the founder of Ground Hero Film.

Diana's world-wide agent:

http://www.divina.at               office@divina.at

Snow Child: *Winner Best Female Filmmaker* 2019 Brentwood & Pacific Palisades International Film Festival *Winner Best Women’s Film* 2019 L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival *Semi Finalist* 2019 Etheria Film Night *Official Selection* 2019 Firenze FilmCorti Festival *Official Selection* 2019 Elba Film Festival *Official Selection* 2019 Lighthouse International Film Festival *Semi Finalist* 2019 Etheria Film Night *Official Selection* 2019 Oxford Film Festival *Pepperdine University Presentation* 2018 Malibu and Calabasas *Official Selection* 2018 Short to the Point Film Fest *Official Selection* 2018 Queen Palm Film Fest

Lulu: *Official Selection* 2019 Cardiff Mini Film Festival *Nominee Best Performance, Drama* 2019 BEST OF NFMLA AWARDS *Official Selection* 2019 Queerbee LGBT Film Festival , London
*Official Selection* 2018 NFMLA *Winner Best Trailer* 2018 Queen Palm Film Fest     *Winner Jury Award* 2017 Tea Dance Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Greenville, NC
*Official Selection* 2017 Queer Popcorn LGTB Locarno, Switzerland
*Official Selection* 2017 Audience Awards LGTBQ Shorts Film Festival, Montana

Blood Wolf  *Semi Finalist* 2019 ARFF Berlin and Paris *Official Selection* 2018 Sylvia Theatre Film Fest *Official Selection* 2018 Roxy Underground Film Festival, NYC
*Winner Jury Award* 2018 ARFF Berlin
*Winner Best Short Film* 2018 ARFF Paris
*Official Selection* 2018 Oxford Film Festival  *Panavision New Filmmaker Grant* 2017

Brennhausen (feature length screenplay) *Finalist* 2019 Big Apple Women’s Film Festival Screenplay Competition *Winner Rising Star Award* 2018 Germany International Film Festival

Desert Mantis:
*Semi Finalist* 2019 Etheria Film Night *Official Selection* 2018 Motion For Pictures      Screening Series, Cary, NC
*Official Selection* 2017 California Children Film Festival

Palm Trees: *Official Selection* 2018 Queen Palm Film Fest         *Official Selection* 2018 Motion For Pictures Screening Series, Cary, NC
*Official Selection* 2016 Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival
*Official Selection* 2016 TIF Video Challenge
*Official Selection* 2016 Ozark Shorts
*Winner Best Narrative Short* 2015 SaMo Indie
*Official Selection* 2015 UCFF Dublin

Perfect: *Winner Best Film on Disability* 2019 Calcutta International Cult Film Festival *Winner Best Film on Women* 2019 L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival *Winner Best Film on Disability* 2019 Cult Critic Movie Awards  *Winner Best Film on Disability* 2019 Virgin Spring Cine Fest                                                            *Winner Best Documentary Film* 2016 SaMo Indie
*Winner Audience Choice Award* 2016 SaMo Indie

Juice:
*Official Selection* 2016 UK WEBFEST

Madame:
*Official Selection* 2016 SaMo Indie

Bruises: *Official Selection* 2019 Topanga Film Institute
*Official Selection* 2016 SaMo Indie
*Official Selection* 2016 TIF Video Challenge
*Official Selection* 2015 Nikon European Film Festival

One Weekend:
*Official Selection* 2016 China Woman's Film Festival
*Official Selection* 2015 SMC Film Club
*Official Selection* 2015 Sir Charlie Darwin Movie Battle
*Winner Audience Choice Award* 2014 SaMo Indie
*Official Selection* 2014 Big Island Film Festival
*Official Selection* 2014 Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

CLIENTS: The Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, German Currents Film Festival Los Angeles, Vital Hemp, Febi Bilstein, Amica, FHM Collections, Cosmopolitan, Robb Report, Playboy Germany & Port Magazine .