Lisanne Sartor is an award-winning writer/director whose short films have screened worldwide. Her short, "Six Letter Word," made via the AFI Directing Workshop for women, has screened at over fifty-five festivals, including Telluride and Cannes. She's been awarded a renowned Hedgebrook Writers Residency and was a WGA Feature Writers Access Project Honoree. In 2017, she was in the AFI/Fox Bridge Program for women directors. Her feature script, "Six Letter Word" won the 2017 Drama Category of the Script Pipeline First Look Project. She will direct that feature in 2018. Lisanne began her career as a DGA assistant director but left ADing after seven years to get a UCLA MFA in Screenwriting. She's had an original screenplay air on Lifetime, and has written for numerous companies. She teaches screenwriting at UCLA, Stephens College and the AFI DWW, and has been the Board President for the CineStory Foundation, a screenwriting education non-profit, since 2009, and a board member since 2004.