Dyana Gaye is a French-Senegalese filmmaker born in Paris in 1975 . Straddling two cultures, French and Senegalese, Dyana Gaye chose cinema as a medium She is an actress, screenwriter, producer. However her main activity remains filmmaking.
A graduate of the University of Paris 8 – St Denis, she obtained in 1998 a MA in Film Studies. In 1999, she won the Louis Lumière – Villa Medicis Hors les Murs scholarship to study for her screenplay for A woman for Souleymane, which she achieved the following year. The film won many awards at international festivals. She worked for several years as a programmer for ACID (Agency for Independent Cinema for its Distribution).