Executive Director, National Alliance for Media Arts & Culture
WENDY LEVY is the Executive Director of the Alliance for Media Arts and Culture, an organization committed to facilitating innovation, collaboration, strategic growth and cultural impact for the media arts field. Prior to this, Wendy was a Senior Consultant at the Sundance Institute, and Director of New Arts Axis, a new media consultancy working at the intersections of art, culture and human rights. Wendy works with artists, organizations and institutions to deepen relationships and co-create programs and works of art that leverage the power of storytelling, technology and community. Wendy is the recipient of the 2014 Princess Grace Statue Award for distinguished contribution to the media arts field.
Wendy speaks regularly at festivals and conferences internationally, on a broad range of topics in social media, documentary, emerging technology, strategic communications and human rights. She has been a featured speaker and panel moderator at the United Nations, Sundance Film Festival, Skoll World Forum, Mozilla Drumbeat, Sheffield Documentary Festival, AIDC, Documentary Edge New Zealand, Making Your Media Matter, Stanford University, SXSW, Latino International Film Festival, and the National Black Programming Consortium's New Media Lab, among many others. An accomplished filmmaker, Wendy's short films have screened at Sundance and at festivals worldwide, won numerous awards, and have been broadcast on PBS and the Sundance Channel.