Keisha Knight

Director, Funds and Enterprise Program

Keisha Knight is an arts administrator, distributor, programmer, and educator with a commitment to the moving image and its associates. She uses her work across the fields of film, art, and education to support robust media ecosystems. She holds a BA in Comparative Religion from Barnard College, an MA in Media Studies from Pratt Institute, and is completing a PhD in Film and Visual Studies at Harvard University. As an educator Knight has taught in classrooms from Palembang, Indonesia to Bennington, Vermont. She has served on numerous grant review panels, film festival juries, screening committees, and was a programmer for the New York African Film Festival and the Maryland Film Festival. Through her distribution work at Sentient.Art.Film, she has had the honor of working very closely with established and emerging filmmakers, moving image artists, and industry professionals from around the world.

Participating Sessions


People and organizations that apply to foundations for grants often think there is only one question on the table: Do you win the grant, or not? The framework casts the organization seeking funds as supplicant, and the foundation as all-powerful giver of sustenance.  This session, presented by the International Documentary Association, proposes a new paradigm for shifting that dynamic, in which the actual process of writing a grant can offer...


DX ACCESS connects registered attendees to representatives of the most respected and innovative organizations and individuals in film and journalism, and provides unparalleled face time with funders, producers, festival programmers, distributors, media outlets, reporters, writers and directors. In one-on-one sessions, they will unpack how they work, learn more about your goals, and explore the possibilities for supporting your project. This edition, DX Access will take place primarily online for both...


This year’s edition of a perennial favorite at Double Exposure, the Meet the Funders panel, comes with a particular focus, in response to assaults on freedom across the planet, captured so vividly in this year’s film slate, and the looming threat to democracy closer to home. We’ve asked participating funders to talk about their grantmaking as it supports work to investigate and expose efforts to dismantle democracy and freedom. Meet...