Forum Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Ashok Amritraj Chairman & CEO, Hyde Park Entertainment

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Elissa Federoff President of Distribution, NEON

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Dawn Porter Director/Producer, John Lewis: Good Trouble

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Lulu Wang Writer/Director, The Farewell

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Panelists

Richard Abramowitz Abramorama

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Waad al-Kateab Director, For Sama

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Day Al-Mohamed FWD-Doc

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Flavio Alves Director, The Garden Left Behind

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Ayten Amin Writer/Director, Souad

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Judd Apatow Director

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Mollye Asher Producer, Swallow

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Anna Maria Aslanoglu Producer; Phases of Matter, The Gulf

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Alice Austen Writer/Producer, Give Me Liberty

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Justine Avera ABI Insurance

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Paolo Bertolin Venice International Film Festival, Cannes Directors Fortnight

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Effie T. Brown Gamechanger Films

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Amra Bakšić Čamo Cinelink

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Victoria Chalk A-Doc

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Lisa Kleiner Chanoff Catapult Film Fund

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Karin Chien dGenerate Films

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Elsie Choi Rideback TV Incubator

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Chinonye Chukwu Writer/Director, Clemency

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Wendy Cohen President, Picture Motion

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Michael Covino Writer/Director/Actor, The Climb

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Gerren Crochet Endeavor Content

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Eric d'Arbeloff Roadside Attractions

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Sarba Das A24

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Eli Despres Director/Producer/Editor, The Fight

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Ira Deutchman Deutchman Company Inc.

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Sergio Fant Berlinale

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Feras Fayyad Director; Last Men in Aleppo, The Cave

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Lillie Fleshler Picture Motion

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Isabelle Glachant Producer, 11 Flowers

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Martin Gondre Best Friend Forever

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Anita Gou Producer, The Farewell

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Aurora Guerrero Director, Gentefied

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Mohamed Hefzy Film Clinic, CIFF

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Mathilde Henrot Locarno Film Festival; Co-Founder, Festival Scope

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Eugene Hernandez New York Film Festival

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Hanaa Issa Doha Film Institute, Qatar

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Leena Khobragade Film Bazaar

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Joshua Kriegman Director/Producer, The Fight

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Anne Lai SFFILM

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Alexandra Lazarowich COUSIN Collective

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Grace Lee Director, And She Could Be Next

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Jennice Lee Dexter Studios

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Wendy Lidell Kino Lorber

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Mynette Louie Producer, Swallow

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Stephen Love Jr. Made with Love Media

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Julie Lynn Producer, Albert Nobbs

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Alix Madigan-Yorkin Vice President

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David Magdael David Magdael & Associates

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Amanda Marshall Producer; Swiss Army Man, Don't Think Twice

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Kyle Marvin Writer/Actor, The Climb

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Alan McAlex Producer, Once Again

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Katie McNeill Hunting Lane

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Dana Merwin IDA Enterprise Fund

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Rima Mismar Arab Fund for Arts and Culture

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Hajnal Molnar-Szakacs Sundance Institute

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Guneet Monga Producer, Period. End of Sentence.

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Oualid Mouaness Writer/Director, 1982

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Okema Moore MOOREthanEnuff Media

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Ted Mundorff Arclight Cinemas

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Lorenza Muñoz Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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Derek Nguyen The Population

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Luis Ortiz Latino Public Broadcasting

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Shari Page Half Initiative

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Nina Parikh Director, Mississippi Film Office

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Janet Pierson South by Southwest

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Braxton Pope Producer, Paul Schrader’s The Card Counter

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Anayansi Prado Director/Producer, Maid in America

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Heather Rae Producer, Bull

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Peggy Rajski Dean, School of Film & Television, LMU

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Setu Raval Film Independent Spirit Awards

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Tim Redford Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival

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Brenda Robinson Gamechanger Films

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Alison Roney BRON Studios

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Set Hernandez Rongkilyo Undocumented Filmmaker Collective

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Michel Ruben Dynamo Productions

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Marjan Safinia Director, And She Could Be Next

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Myriam Sassine Producer; 1982, Amal

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Paula Manzanedo Schmit Film Finances, Inc.

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Georges Schoucair Abbout Productions

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Elhum Shakerifar Producer; Almost Heaven, Even When I Fall

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Jeffrey Sharp IFP, USA

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Subina Shrestha Independent journalist, filmmaker

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John Sloss Cinetic Media

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Avril Speaks Producer, Jinn

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Andrea Sperling

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Ziad Srouji OSN

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Mira Staleva Sofia International Film Festival

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Elyse Steinberg Director/Producer, The Fight

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Gabrielle Stewart HanWay Films

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Angela Tarrant Executive Producer, HGTV’s Home Town

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Rahdi Taylor Concordia Studio

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Kelly Todd Endeavor Content

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Christopher Tricarico Producer, 1982

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Datari Turner Producer, Nine Days

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Daniel Uslan UCLA Health

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Gülin Üstün Meetings on the Bridge

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Christine Vachon Producer, Shirley

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Diego Velasco Co-Executive Producer, Netflix’s Social Distance

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Caroline von Kuhn Catalyst Initiative, Sundance Institute

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Kerry Washington Producer, The Fight

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Edward Watts Director, For Sama

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Roy Wol Producer, The Garden Left Behind

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Phillip Youmans Writer/Director, Burning Cane

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Ramy Youssef Creator, Ramy

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