John Nein

Senior Programmer and Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Sundance Film Festival

John Nein is a Senior Programmer and Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Sundance Film Festival where he has worked since 2001, dealing primarily with feature films and the festival’s conversation events. He also curates Sundance Institute’s film preservation initiative, the Sundance Collection at UCLA. John grew up in Europe and the United States, studied history as an undergraduate at Carleton College and earned his MFA in Film Directing from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. He created and curates the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ popular film culture conversation series "Lost & Found at the Movies" at the downtown Central Library and also serves as the consultant for American cinema at the Locarno Film Festival.