Denae Peters is a documentary impact consultant, grantmaker and film programmer. She is currently the Program Officer who leads Perspective Fund’s Infrastructure program which supports organizations and initiatives advancing the documentary impact ecosystem.
Previously, Denae led non-theatrical impact campaigns for 15+ documentary releases and has been on the documentary programming teams for the Toronto International Film Festival, Hot Docs International Film Festival, DOC NYC, Human Rights Watch Film Festival, and Tribeca Film Festival. Transitioning from a career as an event executive, her career in film began at the Toronto International Film Festival, where she spent 5 years managing the filmmaker relations department and hospitality sponsorships.
In addition to serving on the Represent Justice board, she is the founding Board President of Brown Girls Doc Mafia (BGDM), an organization that strives to nurture, amplify, and invest in the creative capacity and professional success of BIPOC* women and nonbinary people working across all facets of the documentary industry.
Denae is a graduate of the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Management) degree.