Lucila Moctezuma

Lucila Moctezuma is a consultant to documentary filmmakers and media organizations in the United States and internationally, and a programmer with international festivals. Her work with filmmakers focuses on story, craft, and creative authorship. Lucila consults with media organizations in program design and program implementation, and is also a facilitator of story workshops. Currently, she is Senior Consultant of Artist Programs at Points North Institute. Other consulting organizations have included the Sundance Documentary Film Program, Brown Girls Doc Mafia, and Multitude Films, as well as story workshops with the Bronx Documentary Center and BAVC (Bay Area Video Coalition).

Lucila is Associate International Programmer for Hot Docs in Canada, and a member of the documentary programming committee at the Morelia International Film Festival in Mexico. Previously, she held senior positions at high-profile organizations such as Chicken & Egg Pictures, UnionDocs, Women Make Movies, and the Media Arts Fellowships for The Rockefeller Foundation, and founded the TFI Latin America Fund for Tribeca Film Institute. She is part of the Industry Advisory Council for UFO (Untitled Filmmaker Org) and was Vice-President of the Board of Trustees of The Flaherty. She is the producer of the feature-length documentary She Wrestles (in development, by award-winning director and wrestling state champion Charles Fairbanks), and her work as associate producer has included the documentary series The New Americans for Kartemquin Films, and Shocking and Awful for Deep Dish TV, which was part of the 2006 Whitney Biennial.

Lucila is based in Brooklyn, New York, and is originally from Mexico City. She holds a degree in Philosophy from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico and is a frequent guest participant at film forums, panels and juries in the United States and internationally. Lucila is a 2019 Ford Foundation/Rockwood Leadership Institute JustFilms fellow and a member of the Documentary Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences—Oscars® since 2021.

Lucila is a Co-Founder of Cine Qua Non Lab and a member of its Executive Board.