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Lisa Y. Allen


Impact Producer, First Vote

Lisa Y. Allen is a distribution strategist and impact producer based in Washington, DC. She builds partnerships for documentary films, focusing on issues of Asian-American voting, criminal justice reform, addiction and recovery, LGBTQ+, and safe and dignified housing. Films include First Vote (2020 America ReFramed, Hot Springs, Hawaii), Home Is a Hotel (2023 SFFILM, Big Sky, Austin), No Matter What (2023 Association for Justice-Involved Females and Organizations), and Mama Has a Mustache (2021 Mountainfilm, Outfest, Mill Valley, Nantucket). She has organized film events and speaking engagements with companies, conferences, and nonprofits, including JPMorgan Chase, Impossible Foods, Google, United Way Bay Area, PFLAG, and Grace Cathedral. Previously, Lisa was festival manager at Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival, served as a Japanese-English interpreter for The Phillips Collection Japan Tour, head of outreach at Kyoto Journal, and outreach director at Meridian Hill Pictures and their 2015 film City of Trees.