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Heather Fipps

Program Director

Heather Fipps is the Program Director at The Redford Center. She has multifaceted experience in film production, educational program leadership, multimedia design, and event directing. She is passionate about leveraging the power of storytelling and imagination to inspire critical thinking and drive conscious impact.

Prior to joining the Redford Center, Heather was a Professor of Television, Film, and Theatre with a specialization in Media and Social Impact at Cal State Los Angeles. As the Founder of Community Impact Media, a documentary training program that partners student filmmakers with nonprofits, she’s produced over 20 short documentaries showcasing the work of grassroots initiatives and frontline organizations.

As a filmmaker, she has produced content for clients such as the LA Children’s Court, California Air Emissions Board, New Jersey State Department of Health, as well as social cooperatives in the Italian and United States prison systems. Notably, she directed and edited the documentary Process Collettivo, which followed the process of artist Mark Bradford at the Venice Biennale. She serves on the Board of Young Entertainment Activists as the Environmental Justice Committee Chair. She is also a Co-Executive Producer of the Hollywood Climate Summit. Heather is often found hiking or camping with her family, her dog, and a camera in hand.