Sarah Harris

Programmmer
American Film Institute

Sarah Harris has been a film festival programmer for over thirteen years. She is currently the Programmer for AFI Festivals, curating the programs for AFI FEST, AFI DOCS and Meet the Press Film Festival in collaboration with AFI.

She was part of the founding staff of the Dallas Film Society, host of the Dallas International Film Festival, where she was the Senior Programmer for over a decade. Her programming work has also included the Sundance Film Festival, Denver Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Aspen ShortsFest and Los Angeles Film Festival. After serving on the Cinema Eye Honor nomination committee for several years to recognize excellence in artistry and craft in nonfiction filmmaking, Harris became the Coordinating Producer for Cinema Eye Honors 2019. As a consultant she has also worked with Vimeo, EARTHxFilm Festival and on the creation of the Hobnobben Film Festival in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

After spending much of her life in the South, she now resides in Los Angeles with her husband and infant daughter.

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