Festival Year: 2023

Marissa Woods

Roles: Producer

Marissa Woods is a documentary filmmaker, arts researcher and motion designer specializing in non-fiction animation. Marissa is co-author of the Center for Media & Social Impact Report “The State of Journalism on the Documentary Filmmaking Scene”. As a co-researcher for the Center for Media & Social Impact, Marissa helped engage the documentary filmmaking field in conversations around ethics and accountability including public speaking engagements at the Based on a True Story Conference, the Double Exposure Film Festival, and the annual conference of the University Film & Video Association.

Marissa is completing a Master of Fine Arts in Film and Media Arts in American University’s School of Communication where she also teaches as an adjunct instructor. Marissa was awarded an environmental filmmaking fellowship with the National Park Service and is a recipient of the Mavis and Sydney Palmer scholarship.

Marissa is an Associate producer of Upstream, Downriver and served as an associate producer for the Maryland Public Television program After the Storm: Pollution in the Potomac. As an independent contractor, Marissa has partnered with the Smithsonian Institution to produce short documentary-style stories to support ongoing exhibitions including “Habitat”, “Herstory”, and Smithsonian Gardens’ annual orchid exhibit.


2023 Program(s):

Upstream, Downriver


Festival Year: 2023