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Lisa Valencia-Svensson

LISA VALENCIA-SVENSSON is an Emmy award-winning documentary producer based in Toronto and Head of Operations at Multitude Films. She co-produced ALWAYS IN SEASON, which will world premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival U.S. Documentary Competition. She produced director PJ Raval’s CALL HER GANDA (Tribeca 2018), which The Hollywood Reporter called “heartbreaking and inspirational.” Her first feature length documentary, HERMAN’S HOUSE (Full Frame 2012) won an Emmy for Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming and was broadcast on PBS’ documentary series POV. Her second feature MIGRANT DREAMS (Hot Docs 2016) won the Canadian Hillman Prize, a Canadian Association of Journalists award, and was a Top Ten Audience Favorite at Hot Docs. HERMAN’S HOUSE and MIGRANT DREAMS were both nominated for the Canadian Screen Award: Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary. Additional credits include LAILA AT THE BRIDGE (CPH:DOX 2018), SHADOW GIRL (Docs Barcelona 2016), THE WORLD BEFORE HER (Tribeca 2012), LONE TWIN (IDFA 2011), RESILIENCE (OMNI TV 2010), and THE MARKET (IDFA 2010). Lisa has been a Tribeca All Access and IFP Documentary Lab fellow, and a lead mentor for the Hot Docs Diverse Voices mentorship program. Her passion is for film projects which explore issues of inequality and social justice, and which encourage audiences to view their world through a constructively critical and creatively unique lens.