Speakers

A

A

Claire Aguilar  |  International Documentary Associati, Director of Programming and Policy
Axel Arnö  |  SVT
Pat Aufderheide  |  American University, Professor

B

B

Joslyn Barnes  |  Louverture Films, Producer
Richard Berge  |  Actual Films, Filmmaker
Joe Berlinger  |  Third Eye Motion Picture Co., Producer / Director
Doug Block  |  The D-Word, Director, Producer, Consultant/Coach (Copacetic Pictures); Founder, co-host (The D-Word)
Maggie Bowman  |  International Documentary Association, Director of Programming, Getting Real
Michael Bracy  |  Policy in Focus, Founder
Josh Braun  |  Submarine Entertainment, Co-President
Christo Brock  |  Brocklamation Films
Rudy Buttignol  |  British Columbia's Knowledge Network
Signe Byrge Soerensen  |  Final Cut for Real

C

C

Lyric R Cabral  |  Filmmaker (T)ERROR
Ed Carter  |  Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Documentary Curator
Yung Chang  |  Yungfilms Inc.
Caty Chattoo  |  Center for Media & Social Impact, American University School of Communication, Director
Katy Chevigny  |  Big Mouth Productions
Leo Chiang Filmmaker
Sonya Childress  |  Firelight Media, Director of Partnerships and Engagement
Wendy Cohen  |  President, Picture Motion
Bonni Cohen  |  Catapult Film Fund/ Actual Films, Co-Founder

D

D

Peter Dale  |  Rare Day, Founder
Angelica Das Filmmaker
Jason DaSilva  |  AXS LAB INC., Filmmaker /Founder
Eric Deggans  |  NPR
Abigail E. Disney  |  Fork Films, President, CEO
Jamie Dobie  |  Peace is Loud
Arthur Dong  |  DeepFocus Productions, Inc.
Sigrid Dyekjær  |  Danish Documentary Production

E

E

Deborah S. Esquenazi  |  Myth of Monsters Media, LLC, Filmmaker, Principal

F

F

Ina Fichman  |  Intuitive Pictures, President/Producer
Heidi Fleisher  |  D-Word co-host, Producer, Buyer, Consultant
Ben Fowlie  |  Points North Institute, Executive Director

G

G

Peter Gerard  |  The D-Word, Co-Host & Webmaster
Erica Ginsberg  |  The D-Word
Julie Goldman  |  Motto Pictures, President
Robert Greene  |  4th Row Films
Moira Griffin  |  New Bumper and Paint Productions, Senior Manager, Diversity Initiatives

H

H

Randy Haberkamp  |  Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Managing Director, Preservation and Foundation Programs
Deirdre Haj  |  Full Frame, Director
Ryan Harrington  |  National Geographic, VP, Documentary Films
Justin Harvey  |  Nashville Public Television, Director of Content
Barak Heymann  |  Heymann Brothers Films
Cynthia Hill  |  Markay Media
Tim Horsburgh  |  Kartemquin, Director of Film Strategy
Byron Hurt  |  God Bless the Child Productions, LLC, Director/Producer

J

J

Tabitha Jackson  |  Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, Director
Ken Jacobson  |  Freelance, Documentary / VR Programmer
Kristi Jacobson  |  Catalyst Films, Filmmaker
Will Jenkins  |  Civic Advisors, Former Communications Director
Ove Rishøj Jensen  |  EDN - European Documentary Network, EDN Film & Media Consultant

K

K

Cynthia Kane Getting Real Programmer
David Kaye  |  University of California, Irvine, School of Law, UN Special Rapporteur on Right to Freedom of Opinion & Expression
Senain Kheshgi  |  MAJORITY, Co-Founder, Managing Director
Simon Kilmurry  |  International Documentary Association, Executive Director
Stefan Kloos  |  KLOOS & CO. MEDIEN

L

L

Grace Lee  |  Asian American Documentary Network, Filmmaker
Jack Lerner  |  UCI IP, Arts, and Tech Clinic (UC Irvine Law), Attorney/Professor
Beth Levison  |  Doc Producers Alliance, Producer
Caroline Libresco  |  Sundance Institute, Director of Catalyst & Women at Sundance, Senior Programmer
Josef Lindner  |  Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciencesy, Preservation Officer
Kathleen Lingo  |  The New York Times
Heather Linville  |  Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Archivist
Cynthia Lopez Indie Film Media Strategist, Former Commissioner of Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment
Carrie Lozano  |  Sundance Institute, Director, Documentary Film Program
Shola Lynch  |  Filmmaker

M

M

Vinnie Malhotra  |  Showtime Networks Inc., Senior Vice President, Documentaries, Unscripted and Sports Programming
Susan Margolin  |  St. Marks Productions, Producer
Lucy Mukerjee-Brown  |  Outfest, Director of Programming

N

N

Justine Nagan  |  American Documentary / POV & America ReFramed, Executive Director/Executive Producer
Marie Nelson  |  PBS, Vice President, News, Public Affairs & Independent Film
Marilyn Ness  |  Big Mouth Productions, Director / Producer
Laura Nix  |  Felt Films, Director

O

O

Keith Ochwat  |  Paradigm Consulting
Tom Oyer  |  Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Associate Director, Membership & Awards

P

P

Richard Rick Perez  |  Sundance Institute, Director, Creative Partnerships
Craig Phillips  |  ITVS, Digital Content Producer
Michael Pogorzelski  |  Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Director, Film Archive
Christian Popp  |  Yuzu Productions
Dawn Porter  |  Trilogy Films, Filmmaker
Anayansi Prado  |  Impacto Films, Documentary Filmmaker/Educator/Consultant
Felicia Pride  |  Tugg, Director of Independent Film

Q

Q

Gordon Quinn  |  Kartemquin Films, Co-founder, Artistic Director

R

R

Orly Ravid  |  The Film Collaborative, Founder & Co-Executive Director
Anita Reher  |  The Flaherty Seminar, Executive Director
Jon Reiss  |  Hybrid Cinema, Founder
Annie Roney  |  ro*co films, Founder & CEO

S

S

Marjan Safinia  |  Department of Expansion, Director, Producer, Field Builder
Jess Search  |  BRITDOC, Chief Executive
Jeff Seelbach  |  TOPIC
Courtney Sexton  |  CNN
Sherry Simpson Dean  |  ITVS, Senior Director, Engagement & Impact
Marcia Smith  |  Firelight Media
Shane Smith  |  Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival, Director of Programming

T

T

Renee Tajima-Pena  |  A-Doc, UCLA
Lisa Tawil  |  ITVS, Managing Director, Marketing and Communications
Rahdi Taylor  |  Concordia Studio, EVP of Artists in Residence
John Thomason  |  First Look Media Work’s Research Team
Molly Thompson  |  A+E Networks, SVP Feature Films
Angela Tucker  |  TuckerGurl Inc, Filmmaker

U

U

Neda Ulaby  |  NPR

V

V

Lisa Valencia-Svensson  |  Multitude Films, VP of Finance
Lois Vossen  |  Independent Lens, Founding and Executive Producer

W

W

Jennifer Welch  |  Center for Investigative Reporting, Director & Co-Creator, StoryWorks
Roger Ross Williams  |  RRW Productions, Filmmaker
Margot Williams  |  First Look Media Work’s Research Team
Jenni Wolfson  |  Chicken & Egg Pictures, Executive Director

Y

Y

Chi-hui Yang  |  Ford Foundation, Program Officer

Z

Z

Debra Zimmerman  |  Women Make Movies, Executive Director