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about the jury

Adrienne Hall is an Emmy nominated, Webby and Clio award-winning filmmaker specializing in cause-based documentary and branded content designed to move the needle on pressing social and environmental causes across the globe. Adrienne is the Co-Founder and Executive Producer of Sound Off Films, a production powerhouse on the vanguard of socially conscious film and content creation. Under Adrienne’s leadership, Sound Off has won top international awards and collaborated with top global brands.

Bringing a purpose-driven, non-fiction background to every project she pursues, Adrienne’s distinctive sensibility, as well as her experienced problem-solving approach, rocket many of her projects to achieve high visibility and impact. Adrienne was part of the production team on the Oscar and Primetime Emmy-nominated Racing Extinction, directed by Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) and produced episodes of ESPN’s 30 for 30. Her attention-grabbing work with agencies and nonprofits has allowed her to tell stories for many of the world’s biggest brands including MetaSalesforceGoogleMicrosoftxBoxLyftNikeThe North FaceInfiniti, and Toyota.

Adrienne cut her teeth in the industry attending Florida State University where she studied film theory and independent film acquisition, distribution, and marketing. She took up a post as a teaching assistant for the College of Motion Picture Arts where she met Barry Jenkins (MoonlightThe Underground Railroad) and Louie Psihoyos (The Cove, The Gamechangers), which defined the early chapters of her career. She went to work for Louie Psihoyos during the release and impact campaign of The Cove, which after winning every major award for documentaries precipitated the follow up with Racing Extinction four years later. In 2013, she reunited with Barry Jenkins and joined his commercial production company Strike Anywhere, creating content for world-class brands in the midst of the development of Moonlight.

In 2010, Adrienne met Annie Costner while working with Louie, and together founded Sound Off Films in 2014. The studio aims to create projects with a conscience that connect with audiences and move the needle on social and environmental issues.