Hajnal Molnar-Szakacs

Director, Documentary Fund, Documentary Film Program

Los Angeles, CA, USA


Hajnal is the Film Fund Director at the Sundance Institute, where she finds, cultivates and finances bold, cinematic, non-fiction storytellers from around the globe. In addition to overseeing the granting of $1.5 - 2 million dollars per year, Hajnal provides creative and editorial advice to supported films and filmmakers. Recent films supported by the Sundance Documentary Film Program include Hale County, Strong Island and Last Men in Aleppo. Hajnal serves as a panelist, nominator and industry advisor for international film festivals, pitch forums and funds. She is currently a Design Studio Lecturer at Sci-Arc for their Fiction and Television Masters Program. She holds a MSc in Public Management from SDA Bocconi School of Management in Italy and a Bachelor of International Business and German from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and has worked for nonprofits and government agencies around the world. Hajnal also works with community and arts-based nonprofits in LA. Hajnal is fluent in Hungarian.