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Filiz Efe McKinney

Board Member

Development, Chair


Filiz Efe McKinney is a Turkish-born, Seattle-based filmmaker, who typically wears the producer, director, and editor hats on her productions. She runs Brave Sprout, a video production house that is committed to crafting compelling educational films that drive organizational and cultural change.

Over the past three years, the bulk of Filiz’s work has been focused on anti-bias public outreach projects. Additionally, she is currently working on a documentary film, Sounds Like Home, and a series of community discussions that aim to spark a conversation on accent bias and how it affects individuals, and society more broadly, in our rapidly growing city.

A multidisciplinary artist, Filiz holds a Master of Communication in Digital Media, an MA in Communication Strategies and Public Relations, and a BFA in Cinematography.