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Annabelle Attanasio is a filmmaker and performer.

Her first feature, MICKEY AND THE BEAR, had a critically acclaimed premiere at SXSW where it was described as “a sharp, affecting film that's brimming with darkness and hope, every instant of it vividly alive,” by The Hollywood Reporter. It went on to make its international premiere at the Cannes Film Festival as a part of the Acid Official Selection. It has won several awards, including the Grand Jury Award at IFFBoston and the Adrienne Shelly Foundation Excellence in Filmmaking Award at the Nantucket Film Festival. The film will be released theatrically by Utopia in November. Her most recent short, SAFE SPACE, made its world premiere at Palm Springs in June 2019. Her first short, FRANKIE KEEPS TALKING, played over 30 festivals and won awards including Best Female Protagonist at NFFTY. She resides in Brooklyn with two lovely roommates and lots of books.