Announcing the Solutions Storytelling Project: Latin America filmmakers!

Danielle Bender

(She/Her)
Director, Operations, The Video Consortium
Miami, FL US
Open To Virtual Coffee
Non-profit arts administrator with a love for supporting artists, and filmmakers in specific!

About

Danielle Bender is a proud Miami native with over 10 years of executive level arts administration experience. She studied at Florida International University and holds a B.F.A. with a focus on fine arts photography. Recognized as a 2015 “Miami Leader” by the Miami Foundation; she received a certificate from Indiana University - The Fundraising School in 2015. She was also selected as a 2017 Emerging Cities Champion via 8 80 Cities and The Knight Foundation. Previously, Danielle worked with Miami-based arts organization Oolite Arts, running their Cinematic Arts Program. During her tenure in the program, she built up their micro budget feature film residency, their community documentary program, and their grants and commissions programs. She is currently the Director of Operations at The Video Consortium.

Featured Work

Monarcas

"This is the story of the two Guatemalan day laborers in Homestead, FL whose fight against wage theft in their community took them on a journey of personal transformation." I previously ran Oolite Arts' (Miami, FL) Cinematic Arts program and this film was produced through a collaborative program between Oolite Arts and Community Justice Project. Titled "Pass the Mic: We Will Tell Our Stories", the program focused on the cinematic storytelling of some of Miami’s most pressing issues. This collaborative model pairs a filmmaker with real community experts, the people closest to the issues and on the front lines, for community-centered storytelling. This film was directed by Diana Larrea and was one of many that came out of the program.

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