Francis DiClemente

Francis DiClemente

Syracuse University
Producer, Researcher, Editor and Screenwriter

Syracuse, New York

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September 2013
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About Francis

Francis DiClemente is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker who lives in Syracuse, New York. He is the author of numerous poetry collections, most recently The Truth I Must Invent (Poets' Choice, 2023) and Outward Arrangements: Poems (independently published, 2021).

He co-produced and co-directed the documentary film The Real Bedford Falls: It’s a Wonderful Life, which earned a New York Emmy award in 2021.

His full-length stage play, Beyond the Glass, inspired by the Edward Hopper painting Nighthawks, was produced by a regional theater in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2017.

He received a bachelor’s degree in communications/journalism from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York, and earned a master of arts in film and video from American University in Washington, DC. He works as a senior producer in the Division of Marketing at Syracuse University.




  • Beyond the Glass

    Beyond the Glass Drama Beyond the Glass is a single-location, existential drama inspired by Nighthawks, the iconic American painting by Edward Hopper.

  • Crushed Red Tomatoes (feature)

    Crushed Red Tomatoes (feature) Action Crime Drama The youngest son in a family detective agency goes undercover to investigate a New York crime boss for murder and narcotics trafficking.

  • End of the Line (short)

    End of the Line (short) Drama Christmas is just another day for two male residents of a nursing home.

  • Not By Choice (short)

    Not By Choice (short) Comedy Drama Family Romance A nearly 40-year-old college professor comes to terms with being single even as his parents and best friend pressure him about his relationships and bachelor status.

  • The Engagement Party (short)

    The Engagement Party (short) Drama Family Romance The best man at an engagement party comforts the bride-to-be after the future groom sleeps with his old girlfriend.



  • NexTV Entertainment Writing and Pitch Competition, Best in Category - Source Material

  • Silver Telly Award, documentary, Photography and Literacy Project at Syracuse University

  • WILDsound Short Screenplay Contest

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