Lucy J. Mukerjee is a Queer British-Indian community builder and programming disruptor. Born in London, Lucy has dedicated 20 years to producing films, programming festivals, and overseeing artist development programs. She has become a trusted voice on the film festival circuit and a vocal advocate for transparency and accountability across the film industry ecosystem. Lucy is passionate about connecting filmmakers with opportunities, and her role at Firelight Media marries her interest and expertise in elevating underestimated artists and making space for untold stories.
Lucy previously held the roles of: Senior Programmer at Tribeca Festival, Director of Programming at Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Festival and NewFest New York’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Programming Director at Tasveer South Asian Film Festival, Program Chair at Wildscreen Festival, Program Director for the Starz Take The Lead initiative and Associate Programmer at Los Angeles Film Festival. In 2022, she served on the curatorial committee for the Museum of the City of New York’s centennial exhibition You Are Here. She is the Co-Founder of the Programmers Of Colour Collective, a global professional development group for BIPOC film curators calling for programming inclusion on-screen, on-stage and on-staff, at film festivals around the world.