Monika Navarro

Senior Director, Artist Programs

Monika Navarro (she/her/hers/ella) is an independent filmmaker and the Senior Director of Artist Programs at Firelight Media. Previously she served as Senior Director of Programs at Tribeca Film Institute and managed content and funding initiatives at ITVS. Monika’s debut film Lost Souls (Animas Perdidas) chronicled the journey of her uncle, a U.S. military veteran deported to Mexico, and bowed on Independent Lens. She has produced for World Channel, American Documentary, the Peabody-award winning PBS series Latino Americans, and recently on the ITVS and Sundance Institute supported Love in the Time of Fentanyl. Monika is on the board of the Points North Institute.

Participating Sessions

Forging the Future: FRONTLINE/Firelight Fellowship

The FRONTLINE/Firelight Investigative Journalism Fellowship was created in 2018 to support independent filmmakers of color interested in journalistic documentary filmmaking. Representatives from each organization will show us three case studies on how these two media powerhouses are coming together to guide the next generation in leading-edge work.