Sean Flynn is a Co-Founder and Program Director of the Points North Institute, a Maine-based media arts organization that produces the annual Camden International Film Festival and other programs that serve as a launching pad for the next generation of nonfiction storytellers. Sean received a master’s degree in 2015 from MIT’s Comparative Media Studies and Writing department, where he worked as a researcher at the MIT Open Documentary Lab. His CMSW thesis was titled Evaluating Interactive Documentaries: Audience, Impact and Innovation in Public Interest Media..

Sean began his career in documentary as a producer and cinematographer working on two feature-length films, BEYOND BELIEF and THE LIST, both of which had their premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and aired on national television. In 2012, Sean was a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow in Mumbai, where he investigated the emergence of the slum tourism industry. Sean is a co-founder of the DocYard screening series in Cambridge, MA, and in 2015, he was selected for the NAMAC Creative Leadership Lab.