Serena Dykman is a New York-based filmmaker, and a graduate from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Her work, ranging from comedy to drama and documentary, has won
her over 40 awards in the past three years. Her films THE DOORMAN, BED BUGS & COMPANY, and WELCOME have been selected in over 80 film festivals around the world, including at the Cannes Film Festival, and Oscar-qualifying film festivals. WELCOME, a short about U.S. immigration has gotten over half a million views online. Serena is a "third-culture kid" born in Paris, and raised between London, Brussels, and New York. Her passion for travel has informed much of her work.
Serena’s first feature film, NANA, is a transgenerational documentary about her grandmother, Maryla Michalowski-
Dyamant, an Auschwitz survivor and activist for tolerance. She has been touring the world with NANA, presenting it in film festivals, schools and educational organization. The award-winning film was chosen by the European Commission and European Jewish Congress to be presented on Holocaust Memorial Day 2018, where Serena participated in a discussion on the future of Holocaust education with the First Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans, and the world-renowned historian and author Simon Schama. NANA has been picked up for distribution by First Run Features and will he released theatrically on April 13 at Cinema Village in New York.
Serena is the founder and president of Dyamant Pictures, a New York-based production company.