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

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

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

Evan coordinates the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund and has served on review panels for Tribeca Film Festival, Impact Partners, International Documentary Association, The Gotham, and SFFILM. Evan produced Sam Green’s Don’t Call Me Gay Zelig (Whitney Biennial 2019), co-produced 32 Sounds (Sundance 2022), and associate produced Storm Lake (Full Frame 2021) and A Thousand Thoughts (Sundance 2018). Evan was named a 2023 Rockwood Institute/MacArthur Journalism and Media Leader and a 2020 Impact Partners Producing Fellow. Evan champions bold, underrepresented voices that have the power to create new ways of seeing.


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


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