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Senior Consultant for the Sundance Documentary Fund  / U.S.A

Patricia Finneran serves as Senior Consultant to SILVERDOCS, having served as Festival Director from 2003-2008.  Under her leadership it became the largest documentary festival in the US, and encompassing the International Documentary Conference. As spokesperson for SILVERDOCS she represented the AFI to national media and at public events in the US and abroad. Patricia Finneran is President of Engaged Entertainment Inc., a content creation and distribution company specializing in socially engaged media and cross-platform distribution.  She currently serves as Senior Consultant, Sundance Documentary Film Program, a leading supporter of artists working in human rights documentary worldwide. She previously served as Artistic Director of the IFP Market, the leading US market for independent film projects in development.  She has produced for organizations including the US Department of State, the IMF and the History Channel.  Finneran studied film production at the AFI conservatory and was also a creative executive in Hollywood.  She is a former President of Women in Film and Video, Washington.