The Sundance Institute has named indie vet Paul Federbush the International Director of the Feature Film Program, which discovers and supports filmmakers year-round. Beginning September 24, Federbush will work under the program's founding director, Michelle Satter, and will oversee all international activities of the program.
Federbush has eighteen years of industry experience. Most recenty he launched Red Flag Releasing ("Restrepo," "The Do-Deca Pentathlon") with Laura Kim, his marketing colleague at Warner Independent Pictures, where he was SVP of Production and Acquisitions, overseeing such projects as "Slumdog Millionaire" and "Paradise Now."
More on Federbush's new role at Sundance below:
Federbush is responsible for the planning and execution of the international work of Sundance Institute’s Feature Film Program which includes year round support for International artists through Labs, granting, and ongoing mentorship providing creative and tactical support. Federbush will oversee international Labs in collaboration with local partners in the Middle East and India, outreach and discover new international filmmakers and projects, steward programs such as the Sundance Institute|Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award and Sundance|NHK Award, and support the international artists participating in the annual Sundance Labs in Utah. In addition he will develop opportunities to further advance and broaden the scope of the FFP’s International initiative.