Megan Leonard is a festival programmer and creative producer based in Seattle, WA. She started working for film festivals in 2010 and is currently the head Programmer for New American Cinema and ShortsFest at Seattle International Film Festival. She has also programmed for Indie Memphis and DOC NYC, and served on juries at Fantastic Fest, Cleveland International Film Festival and Palm Springs ShortFest.
Leonard’s films have premiered at festivals around the globe including Clermont-Ferrand, Aspen Shortsfest and Short Shorts. She was selected for Sundance’s 2019 Creative Producing Summit and 2020 Talent Forum, and The Gotham’s 2020 No Borders: US Narrative program with the feature adaptation of her short, Mixtape Marauders. The short received Short of the Week’s 2019 Comedy of the Year Award, was nominated for Vimeo’s 2018 Comedy of the Year, and was a 2019 Webby Honoree. In 2021 she produced Occupational Hazard, a West Virginia-set body horror, for Hulu’s Bite Size Halloween Season 2.
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