CRAFT Participant Media's Diane Weyermann shares lessons from her dynamic producing career.

From launching the Soros Documentary Fund (which later became the Sundance Documentary Fund) in 1996 to directing the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program and managing the Sundance Documentary Fund until 2005, Diane Weyermann has supported and produced some of the most powerful and provocative documentary films of the past two decades.

Now as president of documentary film and television at Participant Media, Diane oversees an ever-expanding slate of compelling and award-winning films.

Diane will discuss the trends she has observed and key lessons she has learned across her career producing these successful and impactful films.

In conversation with social justice filmmaker Alex Kelly, Diane will address the importance of telling great stories that resonate with an audience in ways that inspire audiences to take action and just how to identify, resource and get these stories to the screen and then out to the world.

This session will be preceded by the Stanley Hawes Award presentation.



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  • Date & Time

    9:00 – 10:45, Monday 4 March 2019

  • Venue

  • Speaker

    Diane Weyermann

  • Moderator

    Alex Kelly

  • Session Producer

    Alex Kelly