Marga Varea

Outreach and Engagement Director

Marga Varea is an independent engagement and impact consultant. She has led outreach efforts for films and festivals including Rebel (2014), 1913 Seeds of Conflict (2015), I Know a Man…Ashley Bryan (2016), the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital on Tour Boston 2015 and 2016, and many others.

She was the outreach and distribution director for the Emmy-nominated, POV documentary Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North (2008). Between 2009 and 2015, she developed and implemented a dynamic national and global impact strategy involving hundreds of documentary film screenings and Q&A events, partnerships, theatrical presentations, workshops, professional trainings, and DVD/VOD distribution, with a focus on education and public history. The goal: to spark dialogue about complicity in the slave trade north of the Mason Dixon Line, and the legacy of slavery in America.

Marga believes in the power of stories to inspire change and encourage action.

Marga holds a master’s degree in Journalism and Media Studies from Complutense University of Madrid (Spain) where she worked in the film and television industries as a screenwriter, producer and founding partner of Great Ways, a film festival management and film production company. She freelances as a producer and scriptwriter.