Megan Leonard is a producer and festival programmer based in Seattle, WA. She has produced multiple award-winning shorts which have premiered at festivals around the globe including Clermont-Ferrand, Aspen Shortsfest and Raindance. Her short Mixtape Marauders was awarded Short of the Week’s 2019 Best Comedy of the Year, and Leonard attended the 2019 Sundance Creative Producing Summit and 2020 Sundance Talent Forum with the feature adaptation. Additionally the feature adaptation was included in The Gotham’s 2020 No Borders: US Narrative program.
Leonard started working for film festivals in 2010 and is currently the head Programmer for New American Cinema and ShortsFest at Seattle International Film Festival. She has also programmed for Indie Memphis and DOC NYC, served as a mentor at SXSW and Film Independent Forum, and on juries at Fantastic Fest, Cleveland International Film Festival and Palm Springs ShortFest.