Director of Programming of the Sundance Film Festival
Los Angeles, California, United States
Kim Yutani is the Director of Programming of the Sundance Film Festival; she assumed that role in 2018. She began programming short films for the Festival in 2006, and became a feature film programmer in 2009, focusing on US and international fiction feature films, overseeing short film programming, and working on the Festival’s Offscreen panels and conversations. She was instrumental in creating Sundance Film Festival: Hong Kong, which has since expanded to become Sundance Film Festival: Asia. She has also worked at Outfest Los Angeles, Provincetown International Film Festival, as a reader for Creative Capital, and with Cinema Eye Honors. Prior to her film festival work, Yutani was a film critic and freelance journalist focusing on independent film. She got her start in the industry as assistant to the director Gregg Araki.
Courses and Content
Conversation with Sundance Asia Documentary Filmmakers Sushmit Ghosh & Rintu Thomas (WRITING WITH FIRE), Natalia Almada (USERS), and Debbie Lum (SEEKING ASIAN FEMALE)
Making PACHINKO and the Transition from Indie Film to TV with Directors Kogonada & Justin Chon