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, and also does commissioned work for various television and corporate clients and fellow independent filmmakers.

Jennifer began her career as a staff Editor at CBS, both in New York and San Francisco. She has Produced and Edited content for ABC, PBS, Discovery, Nat Geo, Disney+ and many other television networks. Her films have been accepted into many major film festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, and SXSW. Jennifer is the co-founder of SMUSH FILMS and her corporate clients include companies such as Blue Cross, Adobe and Gap. She won a Telly Award and has been nominated for an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Editing. She is a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA), The Independent Documentary Directors (IDD), The Documentary Producers' Alliance (DPA), and she is the Chapter Leader of the San Francisco Film Fatales.


Jennifer currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband Rich, daughter Madeline, and two needy dogs, Roxy and Walter.  She has two documentaries, a feature film script and several short films in development, and does speaking engagements around the world.  You can watch her recent TEDx TALK  here.