Join us for an engaging discussion featuring four filmmakers from this year’s festival as they discuss their personal and creative journeys, the evolution of their projects, how they found and learned from their key collaborators, and what it took to bring their vibrant stories to life. Joining the conversation will be Charlotte Regan (Scrapper), Alejandra Vasquez and Sam Osborn (Going Varsity in Mariachi), and Andrew Durham (Fairyland). Moderated by Ana Souza, Programmer at the Sundance Film Festival.

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Ana Souza
Ana Souza is the Manager of the Programming department and a Programmer on the features team for the Sundance Film Festival, focusing on US and international fiction films across sections. Among her work there she covers Sundance Film Festival: London, an annual collaboration with Picturehouse that showcases a selection of festival films in the UK following the January festival. Aside from Sundance, she has worked with several festivals over the years, including Sun Valley, Outfest, the LA Film Festival, and AFI FEST.
Sam Osborn is a filmmaker of Mexican-American descent. His debut feature-length documentary, UNIVERSE, was awarded Best Music Documentary by the International Documentary Association in 2021. His short film FOLK FRONTERA was awarded the Jury Prize for Texas Short Film at SXSW 2022 and premiered on PBS’ The Latino Experience. His second film GOING VARSITY IN MARIACHI premiered at Sundance 2023 and won the Jonathan Oppenheim Editing Award for the U.S. Documentary Competition. more...
Alejandra Vasquez is a Mexican-American director and producer. Raised in rural Texas, Vasquez directed the short films FOLK FRONTERA, winner of Best Texas Short at SXSW, and WHEN IT'S GOOD, IT'S GOOD, co-produced with Latino Public Broadcasting. She cut her teeth on the producing side as part of the teams behind the award-winning features MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A (2018) and US KIDS (2020). Her directorial feature-length debut GOING VARSITY IN MARIACHI premiered at Sundance 2023. more...
Charlotte Regan is a filmmaker from London who grew up making low-budget music promos for local rappers, creating over 200 in total. Her first short film, STANDBY, was nominated for a BAFTA. Her second short, FRY-UP, screened at Sundance and Berlinale. She is a Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellow and was named as a 2020 Screen International Star of Tomorrow. Her debut feature SCRAPPER had its world premiere at Sundance 2023 where it went on to win the World Dramatic Grand Jury Prize. more...
A graduate of the USC School of Cinema and Television in Los Angeles, Andrew Durham has worked under such directors as David Lynch, Christopher Guest, Wes Craven, and Oliver Stone. Andrew began his collaborative relationship with Sofia Coppola when he produced her first short film, LICK THE STAR, and Coppola’s television series, HI-OCTANE. He went on to work for MTV Networks as Producer for Projects in Development, and later for Fox Television Studios where he served as Vice President of Production. more...

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