Speaker Lisa Valencia-Svensson

Speaker Lisa Valencia-Svensson


Lisa Valencia-Svensson

Managing Director

Racial Equity Media Collective

Lisa is an Emmy award-winning producer, Managing Director of the Racial Equity Media Collective, and consultant for the Documentary Organization of Canada's Business Concierge pilot program. She was previously the Acting Industry Programs Director at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. Before that she was Head of Operations at Multitude Films, where she co-produced PRAY AWAY (Tribeca 2020), CALL CENTER BLUES (Academy Award Best Short Documentary shortlist 2021), and ALWAYS IN SEASON (Sundance 2019, Independent Lens). She produced CALL HER GANDA (Tribeca 2018, POV), which The Hollywood Reporter called "heartbreaking and inspirational." Her first documentary HERMAN'S HOUSE (Full Frame 2012, POV) won an Emmy for Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming. Her second feature MIGRANT DREAMS (Hot Docs 2016, TVO) won the Canadian Hillman Prize and was a Top Ten Audience Favorite at Hot Docs. Other credits include THE WORLD BEFORE HER (Tribeca 2012, POV) and LAILA AT THE BRIDGE (CPH:DOX 2018).

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