Festival Year: 2020

Sarah Ingersoll

Roles: Special Guest

Sarah Ingersoll directs strategy and marketing to accelerate impact media campaigns and technological innovation. She is an advisor to the Plastic Pollution Coalition, helping shape its marketing and work with the film and television industry.

She ran one of the first social impact film series in Washington, DC, premiering films such as “The Yes Men” and “”The Hunting of the President”; worked at Snag Films and Brave New Films; advised on films like “Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story”, “Easy Like Water”, and Celine Cousteau’s “Tribes on the Edge”; has taught and written on films for change; and convened a seminal forum on Hollywood and Immigration at the Paley Center for Media.

Most recently she spearheaded National Geographic’s “AI for Earth” with Microsoft. Prior to that she directed innovation strategy for MedStar Health. She also directed Text4baby with Johnson & Johnson, the Wireless Association, and White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, inspiring 650k mothers to use the new health innovation throughout their pregnancy and baby’s first year.

She lives in Washington, D.C. with her daughter, where she delights in the sanctuary of Rock Creek Park.


Festival Year: 2020