Lucy Mukerjee

Lucy J. Mukerjee (they/she) is a queer non-binary British-Indian community builder and cultural worker, dedicated to elevating the careers of underestimated storytellers. In 2023, Lucy became the Director of the Documentary Lab fellowship at Firelight Media, the premier destination for non-fiction cinema by and about communities of color, founded in 1998 by Stanley Nelson and Marcia Smith. 

With 20+ years of experience producing films, programming festivals, and curating artist development programs, highlights include Director of Programming at Outfest Los Angeles, Outfest Fusion and NewFest LGBTQ+ Film Festivals, and Senior Programmer at the Tribeca Festival, as well as Co-Curator of the immersive cinematic experience You Are Here: 100 Years of the City in Art and Pop Culture at the Museum of the City of New York. 

In 2019, Lucy co-founded the Programmers Of Colour Collective, a global grassroots group of BIPOC film festival programmers calling for programming inclusion on-screen, on-stage and on-staff, at film festivals around the world. Lucy is a vocal advocate for ethics and accountability across the film industry ecosystem, and believes in the power of storytelling to expand perspectives and change cultural narratives.

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