Jennifer Steinman Sternin is an award-winning filmmaker with over 20 years of experience in television and filmmaking. She has established herself professionally as a creative storyteller, with a keen sense of pace and timing and the ability to tap into the heart and emotion of a story. Jennifer directs, produces and edits her own film projects, does commissioned work for various television, corporate and commercial clients, and consults and collaborates with fellow independent filmmakers.
Most recently, Jennifer edited the feature film DEAR SANTA (IFC Films), and was the Lead Editor for the Disney+ series PICK OF THE LITTER. She produced the feature documentary TIME FOR ILHAN (2018), which documents now-U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's first run for office. TIME FOR ILHAN premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and garnered multiple awards including a 2019 Emmy® Award and a NAACP Image Award Nomination. Jennifer's feature film DESERT RUNNERS (Director/Producer/Editor) was named by the Huffington Post as one of "The Top Documentaries of 2013,” won numerous festival awards and was acquired by DirecTV and Amazon. Her feature directorial debut, MOTHERLAND (Director/Producer/Editor), had its world premiere and won an Audience Award at SXSW in 2009. MOTHERLAND went on to win several other best-of-festival awards and was voted by fans to return to SXSW in 2012 for an Encore Screening.