championing bold, underrepresented voices that have the power to create
new
ways of
seeing

championing bold, underrepresented voices that have the power to create
new
ways of
seeing

Evan Neff is a nonprofit arts professional with a background in documentary production, working to expand the breadth of stories in independent film to affirm and embrace underrepresented experiences through community-focused artist support.

Evan produced Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green’s Don’t Call Me Gay Zelig (Whitney Biennial 2019), co-produced 32 Sounds (Sundance 2022) and associate produced Peabody Award-nominated Storm Lake (Full Frame 2021) and A Thousand Thoughts (Sundance 2018). Evan coordinated documentary programs at The Gotham and has served on review panels for Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Festival, Impact Partners, International Documentary Association, The Gotham, and SFFILM. Evan was selected as a 2020 Impact Partners Producing Fellow and is a member of the Documentary Producers Alliance. Evan champions bold, underrepresented voices that have the power to create new ways of seeing.

Work

32 Sounds  (Sundance 2022)
Dir. Sam Green, Prod. Thomas O. Kriegsmann, Josh Penn
Role: Co-Producer

Storm Lake  (Full Frame 2021)
Dir. Jerry Risius, Prod. Beth Levison
Role: Associate Producer

7 Sounds  (Sundance 2021)
Dir. Sam Green, Prod. Josh Penn, Thomas O. Kriegsmann, Jessica Brillhart
Role: Producer

Don’t Call Me Gay Zelig  (Whitney Biennial 2019)
Dir. Sam Green
Role: Producer

A Thousand Thoughts  (Sundance 2018)
Dir. Sam Green & Joe Bini, Prod. Janet Cowperthwaite, Sam Green
Role: Associate Producer

Experience

Coordinator, Documentary Film Fund | June 2022 – Present
Sundance Institute, Los Angeles, CA

Program and Operations Manager | November 2020 – June 2022
Jewish Story Partners, Los Angeles, CA

Screening Committee Member
Impact Partners, Brooklyn, NY | 2022
Sundance Institute, Los Angeles, CA | 2020
International Documentary Association, Los Angeles, CA | 2020
SFFILM, San Francisco, CA | 2020
The Gotham, Brooklyn, NY | 2017-2019
Tribeca Film Festival, New York, NY | 2016-2019

Programs Coordinator | December 2017 – September 2018
Filmmaker & Industry Coordinator | June – September 2017
The Gotham, Brooklyn, NY

Studio Manager | May 2015 – November 2016
Cash Studios, San Francisco, CA