Diane Weyermann (USA)
President of Documentary Film & Television
Participant Media

Diane Weyermann is responsible for the documentary feature film and television slate of Participant Media, a company dedicated to entertainment that inspires social change.

In addition to the upcoming films Aquarela, The Price of Free and Foster, Participant’s recent documentary projects include America to Me, RBG, Far From the Tree, Human Flow and An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. Previous releases include the Oscar®-winning films, CitizenFour and An Inconvenient Truth, as well as Oscar®-nominees The Look of Silence, The Square and Food, Inc.

Prior to joining Participant in 2005, Weyermann was the director of the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program. During her tenure at Sundance, she was responsible for the Sundance Documentary Fund, a program supporting documentary films dealing with contemporary human rights, social justice, civil liberties, and freedom of expression from around the world. She also developed and ran the Documentary Edit Lab and the Documentary Film and Composer Lab. Before her tenure at Sundance, Weyermann was the director of the Open Society Institute New York’s Arts and Culture Program where she launched the Soros Documentary Fund (which later became the Sundance Documentary Fund).