Green Festival Speakers

Brittany Ballard


Brittany Ballard is the Manager of the Film Forward Program, a joint initiative between Sundance Institute, President's Committee of Arts & Humanities and the National Endowment of Arts. She is also serving her sixth year as Producer and Director of Programming for Urbanworld Film Festival, presented by BET (NYC). Before forming her production company, Little Plow Films, with partner Jamil Walker Smith, Brittany was Head of Acquisitions at Newmarket Films and Programmer at Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Brittany produced the indie feature Make a Movie Like Spike, currently traveling the festival circuit (including Santa Barbara and Edinburgh International Film Fests) and most recently won the New Visions Award at Cinequest Film Festival and was featured as the Centerpiece Film at the Veterans For Peace National Convention. Brittany and Jamil co‐wrote and will co-direct the screen adaptation of Ayelet Waldman’s acclaimed novel, Daughter's Keeper, for which they hold the film/TV option.