Independent film: producer Joana Vicente named new CEO of Sundance Institute

The Sundance Institute, host of the annual Sundance Film Festival, is today named a Veteran and Independent Media Producer (Awake, Capernaum) Joana Vicente her new CEO.

According to the email announcement from Sundance President Pat Mitchell:

“Joana comes to Sundance as a true champion in discovering, incubating and nurturing independent art in all its forms. She is a prolific independent producer in her own right with deep ties to Sundance. Its history in running a film festival, its success in fundraising and partnerships, and its proven ability to navigate fundamental changes in technology – as well as the way audiences consume and experience the work of filmmakers. artists – makes us extremely confident that she will continue the invaluable work of Sundance. on behalf of independent artists in the United States and around the world.

Joana Vicente

See full text of the announcement below.

Vicente most recently served as Executive Director and Co-Head of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and spent the previous decade at the nonprofit Independent Filmmaker Project.

According to the organization, its mission and leadership will include “a historic commitment to inclusion and equality” and to advocate and support “distinct voices in cinema, theater, film composition, episodic storytelling and emerging media “.

Joana Vicente to join Sundance on November 1, 2021.

Legendary actor Robert Redford founded the Sundance Institute in 1981. Today, the nonprofit employs 180 people and has offices in Park City, Los Angeles and New York.

The next Sundance Film Festival is scheduled to take place January 20-30, 2022.

Announcing the next CEO of the Sundance Institute

Announcing the next CEO of the Sundance Institute

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