Whitney Spencer

Role at the 2024 DFM Event:



Whitney Spencer (she/they) is the Director of Production and Partnerships at the Chicago-based Sisters in Cinema, where she oversees Sisters in Cinema Productions – shaping both the creative and business strategies for key projects; and developing and executing creative, community, and business partnership strategies. Whitney came to Sisters in Cinema from Kartemquin Films, where she supported a diverse array of filmmakers in marketing and distribution strategy for their films.

She holds a M.A. in Critical Ethnic Studies from DePaul University, a M. Ed. in Higher Education from the University of Louisville, and a B.S. in Communications with a minor in Sociology from the University of Louisville. Her research interests include Black placemaking, reimagining Black knowledge production and practices, and the politics of memory. Her scholarship is reflected in her TEDx talk Reimagining the Intellectual. Next, she is excited to explore the transformative practices at the intersection of art and technology. When she has time, Whitney is an occasional critic with bylines for RogerEbert.com.

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Whitney is a proud Southerner who prefers her tea hot but still sweetened with a bit of honey. In her spare time, she enjoys binge watching series with 22 episode seasons, basketball fandom, reading, and the search for the next great #2 pencil to add to her collection.


Sisters in Cinema

Thank you

Submission received