Public bio

Annette Danto is a filmmaker, author and educator with extensive production experience. Her award winning films have exhibited nationally and internationally, and have screened at film festivals throughout the world.  Annette Danto is Co-Author of Think/Point/Shoot, (Routledge 2016).   https://www.routledge.com/Think-Point-Shoot-Media-Ethics-Technology-and-Global-Change/Danto-Hashmi-Isabel/p/book/9781138847965    The book is about ethics for media-makers.   It is divided into preproduction, production, post production and distribution - and is specifically written for all who make movies, documentaries, narratives and new media.   A must read for media/communication/journalism students.

Danto's documentaries are distributed through Forward In Time https://www.forwardintime.com/ Earlier fiction films were distributed through Filmmakers Library. Annette Danto has been a professor at Brooklyn College, CUNY, Film Department since 1997.  She is the founding director of the Brooklyn College India: Documentary Production Program http://studyabroad.brooklyn.cuny.edu/india/Welcome.html  She is a three-time awarded Fulbright Scholar in Filmmaking, and a twice awarded Tow Faculty Fellow.  Recent guest lectures include: British Film Institute (2015),  Bangor University, Wales (2015),  Daniel Pearl Film Festival (2015).  

Danto has received grants from USAID, UNIFEM, USIEF, Cinecom, Ted Turner Foundation, Gates Foundation, Eastman Foundation, Tow Foundation.  She has directed films as part of educational outreach campaigns in West Africa for the United Nations Development Fund for Women, and in India for the Gandhigram Institutions and Pathfinder International. Danto has a BA magna cum laude from McGill University (1980), an MS from Columbia University (1982), and an M.F.A. from the New York University's Maurice Kanbar Tisch School of the Arts Program in Film, Television and New Media.