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Sandrine Cassidy

Director, Festivals and Distribution


Sandrine grew up in  Morocco and France.

Sandrine worked at Unifrance where her insight for Film Festivals and strategy started while promoting French cinema abroad, organizing festivals, programming, working closely with filmmakers, programmer and expanding her international network.

Since 1998, Sandrine serves with passion as USC’s Senior Director of Festival, Distribution & Talent Development.  She advises students and alumni on strategies for their student films and independent features in the festival circuit. She builds close relationships with filmmakers and advises them on how to reach their career goals.
She is responsible for the Licensing of the large catalogue of USC shorts.

Sandrine is also the Producer of award winning shorts and features.
As such she often invited to participate in juries, panels or to give individual mentoring sessions. She has been on the Tribeca Festival screening committee since 2015 and serves as a mentor for the Film Independent Global Media Makers.