Mike Plante

Sundance Festival Shorts Programmer

Mike Plante is a filmmaker and festival programmer. He directed the feature documentary Be Like An Ant (2011) and many shorts including The Masque (2012) and The Polaroid Job (2016), which is available on the New York Times' Op-Doc website. He has produced feature documentaries by other directors, including Scrap Vessel (2009) and Giuseppe Makes A Movie (2014), which was released by Cinelicious Pics to theaters, bluray and streaming. Plante started working for film festivals as a programmer in 1993, and is currently a Senior Programmer for Short Film at the Sundance Film Festival, where he has worked since 2001. In 1998, he started writing and publishing the film zine Cinemad, which continues today as a blog and podcast.