Jeanelle Augustin is a Haitian-American film programmer and grants professional interested in redefining investment and embracing risk. Currently, Jeanelle leads the Original Voices Fellowship presented by NBCU Academy and NBC News Studios. Born and based in New York City, her work is centered on the visual and sonic culture of the future — what does creative freedom look, sound, and feel like? She aims to deepen our sense of shared belonging through liberatory art-making and viewing experiences, nurturing truth and beauty forward. Jeanelle has programmed for CIFF, True/False, and Big Sky, led filmmaker labs and seminars for BlackStar Projects, Firelight Media, and UnionDocs, served on festival juries and funding panels for BAVC, Chicago Media Project, Creative Capital, Define American, Doc Society, Film Independent, IDA, Mezcla Media, NEA, Open City, SFFILM, Sundance Institute, and was named a 2021 DOC NYC Documentary New Leader and selected for the 2022 Rockwood Documentary Leaders Fellowship supported by Ford Foundation. She is a proud member of Brown Girls Doc Mafia and enjoys surfing, hiking, yoga, and being outside.