Fairbanks involves SFFILM after programming stints at DOC NYC, Tribeca and, extra just lately, the Scorching Springs documentary competition.
The San Francisco Worldwide Movie Pageant, often known as SFFILM, has named Jessie Fairbanks as its new director of programming.
Fairbanks will oversee movie and offscreen programming for each the SFFILM competition and the group’s year-round choices. She involves San Francisco after selecting options for DOC NYC, Tribeca Movie Pageant and MountainFilm, and extra just lately was director of programming for the Scorching Springs Documentary Movie Pageant.
“As a dynamic programmer and producer, filmmaker champion and modern thinker, Jessie will convey her wide-ranging expertise and deep dedication to guide our competition and year-round programming into our subsequent thrilling chapter,” SFFILM government director Anne Lai mentioned in an announcement.
With greater than 15 years of expertise within the indie movie house, Fairbanks additionally labored on the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York Movie Pageant and Sundance Movie Pageant.
“These first few months will likely be each difficult and thrilling as we finalize our competition and plan for the remainder of 2021. In a time of shifting paradigms, each throughout the movie trade and the world at massive, I’m excited to ask questions on course of and principle, and to craft new pathways of discovery within the digital panorama,” Fairbanks mentioned in her personal assertion as she takes the programming reins for the upcoming 2021 SFFILM Pageant set for April 9 to 18.
The SFFILM competition is billed because the longest-running movie competition in America and was an early supporter of filmmakers corresponding to Spike Lee, Barry Jenkins, Ryan Coogler and Blindspotting filmmaker Carlos Lopez Estrada.