Claire Aguilar
Director of Programming and Policy, Wilmera Media
Pat Aufderheide
Professor, American University


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


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


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


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


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


Peter Gerard
Co-Host & Webmaster, The D-Word
Erica Ginsberg
The D-Word / CineCitizen Media
Julie Goldman
President, Motto Pictures
Robert Greene
Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism
Moira Griffin
Senior Manager, Diversity Initiatives, New Bumper and Paint Productions


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Gordon Quinn
Co-founder, Artistic Director, Kartemquin Films


Orly Ravid
Founder & Co-Executive Director, The Film Collaborative
Anita Reher
Executive Director, The Flaherty Seminar
Jon Reiss
Founder, 8 Above
Annie Roney
Founder & CEO, ro*co films


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


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



Lisa Valencia-Svensson
Producer, Aynaku Media
Lois Vossen
Founding and Executive Producer, Independent Lens


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


Chi-hui Yang
Program Officer, Ford Foundation


Debra Zimmerman
Executive Director, Women Make Movies