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Moira Griffin

Senior Manager of Diversity Initiatives, Sundance Institute

Los Angeles

MOIRA GRIFFIN is the Senior Manager of Diversity Initiatives at the Sundance Institute where she focuses on creating an inclusive space for diverse artists to thrive by helping them gain access to the programs within the institute, as well as access to the international marketplace, finance and emerging technologies. Prior to her position as Sundance she worked as an Independent Producer and Festival Strategist based in Los Angeles. She has numerous projects under her belt including music videos, short films, features, documentaries and webseries for a variety of companies, including PBS, YouTube, and NBC Universal. With award-winning projects such as "The New Black", "Black Folk Don’t", "Hug", and "The Contest" premiering at festivals including Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, AFI Docs, Mill Valley Film Festival, and Human Rights Watch Film Festival, she is consistently focused on helping directors move their projects from development through post. Previously, she worked as VP of Development with Pipedream Productions developing scripts with established and emerging writers. A founding director of Rooftop Films, she has curated film programs for multiple organizations from Ocularis (New York, NY) to the Global Peace Film Festival (Bali). In addition, she developed the Ethiopia Film Initiative as a consultant with the IETFF in Monaco, which supports Ethiopian filmmakers and the development of an Ethiopian film industry. Originally from the border cities of Windsor (Ontario) and Detroit (Michigan), she holds degrees in Media Studies and Japanese Studies from the University of Windsor.

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