Tiffany Kontoyiannis-Guillen is a Latina writer, director, and producer. She is a published playwright, Miami Herald's Silver Knight Winner, current student Emmy Nominee and HBO Semi-Finalist, and has been recognized for her work in film.
Tiffany is a Barnard College of Columbia University graduate, along with having earned her master’s degree in film production from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, where she was selected to co-direct Warner Brother's Voodoo Macbeth. Although primarily recognized for her work in film, Tiffany is also known for her anti-bullying work and organization. At the age of 14, Tiffany wrote The Cycle, a play that demonstrates the effects of bullying. She began touring with this production, leading to her appearances on MSNBC, NBC, TV Venezuela and CBS to speak about how the visual arts can be used to create change. Since then, The Cycle has been published by Dramatic Publishing, which inspired Tiffany to pursue a career in film.
Tiffany's films are centered around bringing inspiring, engaging and important topics to light. Her most recent film, Welcome Back,tells the story of a mother and daughter who have been deported back to the extremely dangerous Venezuela. The film has so far received a student Emmy nomination and multiple festival awards; along with gaining Tiffany recognition as a semi-finalist for HBO's Access fellowship. Determined to inspire change, her most recent projects have been devoted to telling stories of Latinx and underrepresented communities in hopes of further diversifying the industry.