Bruni Burres Bruni Burres

Senior Consultant, Sundance Institute
United States

For over 25 years, Bruni Burres has been a passionate leader with a proven track record developing and executing innovative projects at the intersection of arts, culture and social justice. She is a Senior Consultant for Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program, strategizing and deepening its international work with individual artists and organizations. Bruni is a mentor and partner with the Close-Up Documentary Training program for emerging Middle East and North African documentary filmmakers. She co-wrote and associate produced Beyond My Grandfather Allende, which won best documentary at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, as well as Whose Country? by Mohamed Siam that had its USA premiere at the 2016 New York Film Festival. From 1991 to 2008 she was the director of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, which she also co-founded.

Institute/ Organization Profile
The Sundance Documentary Film Program supports nonfiction filmmakers worldwide in the production of cinematic documentaries on contemporary themes. Established in 2002 with founding support from Open Society Foundations, the Program is a vibrant global resource for independent non-fiction storytelling. Recent projects include Nicole Newnham, Jim LeBrecht’s Crip Camp; Maite Alberdi’s The Mole Agent; Jacqueline Olive’s Always in Season; Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar’s American Factory; Petra Costa’s The Edge of Democracy; Talal Derki’s Of Fathers and Sons; RaMell Ross’s Hale County This Morning, This Evening; and Bing Lui’s Minding the Gap.