Hajnal Molnar-Szakacs

Director of Institute Granting, Sundance Institute

Los Angeles, California, United States

Hajnal Molnar-Szakacs is the Director of Institute Granting at the Sundance Institute where she heads up development of a comprehensive funding strategy across the Institute and oversees nearly $4M in yearly grants. Hajnal serves as industry advisor for international film festivals, pitch forums and funds and is an active industry panelist and lecturer. Hajnal 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. Prior to this role, she was the Film Fund Director at the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and prior to joining Sundance Institute, Hajnal worked for the European Union and the Government of Canada. Hajnal also works with community and arts-based non-profits in LA and is fluent in Hungarian.