Patricia Finneran

Founder and Impact Producer

Story Matters

Patricia Finneran is founder of Story Matters which provides media impact distribution strategy and development consulting services to nonprofits and independent media makers. She creates and facilitates media-related conferences, leads storytelling + impact workshops, and coaches individual clients. Finneran previously served as creative producer for the Sundance Institute Documentary Program, festival director for Silverdocs: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival, and director of Good Pitch Local & Development at Doc Society. She holds a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University, studied production at AFI and is an alumnus of Ford JustFilms Rockwood Leadership and National Arts Strategies Chief Executive Programs.

Participating Sessions

Crossing Borders

Crossing Borders brings together experienced professionals in film and journalism to give feedback on select projects in front of a live audience. Newsrooms moving print projects into film and filmmakers venturing into investigative territory show excerpts of their work and receive feedback from across the aisle. The goal for each side is to raise impact through input from colleagues drawing on unaccustomed expertise. This workshop is possible thanks to the...