Senior Manager, Native American and Indigenous Program
Maya Solis-Austin (Pascua Yaqui/Blackfeet) Serves as Senior Manager for the Native American and Indigenous Program at Sundance Institute, a non-profit organization that supports the development of Independent stories for the screen. Her focus is to identify and support emerging Indigenous filmmakers and content creators across the US and globally.
She manages the implementation of the Native Forum at Sundance Film Festival, Native Filmmakers Lab Fellowship, the Time Warner Producer Fellowship, the Full-Circle Fellowship and the Merata Mita Fellowship. Maya is Vice-Chair for Vision Maker Media, which empowers and engages Native Peoples to tell their stories for public television.
Previously, Maya worked as an archivist for the National NAGPRA Program, the Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum, the Academy Film Archive, and the UCLA Cataloging and Metadata Center. She is a graduate of the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) with degrees in History, Film and Moving Image Archive Studies.