Marnie Salvani is a graduate of the UCLA MFA film program. First in her immigrant family born in the United States, Marnie grew up in Solano County, California, the most diverse county in the nation.
Marnie is a graduate of the top ranked UCLA Theatre Film and Television MFA film program. She received the Adrienne Shelly Foundation Thesis Award, Herman Kass Prize in Motion Picture Production, and the Federico De Laurentiis Memorial Award.
Her psychological-horror short film about trauma, “Calypso,” was featured on KOFYTV’s KOFYHOUSE. Her thesis documentary film about her family dealing with immigration issues during the pandemic, as American as it Gets, screened as part of the Seattle Asian American Film Festival, Immigration Film Festival, and SF DocFest. Marnie’s script for her short film, One Night Only, was a semifinalist in the 8th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival Screenplay Contest. She gravitates toward stories that impact and connect human beings through understanding and compassion.
She recently finished work as an assistant editor on a PBS docuseries, A Town Called Victoria, slated for fall broadcast and a documentary feature, Break the Game, which premiered at Tribeca and will screen at Outfest. In addition at the time of this writing, Marnie was working at her alma mater, supporting the UCLA Summer Institute Program, which teaches filmmaking to high school students.