Jeanelle Augustin

Haitian, German

Manager, Film Fellowships and Artist Development, NBCUFilm Programmer, CIFF

Jeanelle Augustin is a Haitian-American film programmer, curator, and artist development professional. Born and based in New York City, her work is centered on the visual and sonic culture of the future — what does creative freedom for artists of color look and sound like, how can institutions support and set the conditions for radical, inclusive, and liberatory art-making and viewing experiences, and most importantly, how are we willing to be transformed?

Jeanelle has been recently appointed Manager, Film Fellowships and Artist Development at NBC Universal. Before NBC, Jeanelle worked at Doc Society as Film Officer, managing US-based grant portfolios, funds, and fellowships serving as the first point of contact for artists in the earliest stages of development forward. She got her first taste of the delicious, overlapping worlds of fine art and indie film in Haiti and her start in the Documentary Fund and New Frontier Lab Programs at Sundance Institute. She has programmed for Camden International Film Festival, True/False Film Fest, curated and led filmmaker seminars for Black Star Film Festival and Union Docs, served on juries for Creative Capital, Define American, Film Independent, International Documentary Association, Open City Documentary Film Festival, Sundance Institute, surfs and teaches yoga.

Active Projects

Original Voices Fellowship, PRISM

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