Diane Weyermann, director of the New York-based Soros Documentary Fund, has accepted a new post as director of international programs at the Sundance Institute. She will assume her new position as of May, but will continue to be involved with the Soros Fund, at least in the short term.
Talks are currently ongoing between the Open Society Institute, which masterminded the creation of the international funding body, and the Sundance Institute in Salt Lake City, U.S., to decide whether the Soros Doc Fund will become part of the Sundance Institute’s international program.
Since 1996, the Soros Documentary Fund has provided US$1.5 million annually to aid in the production and promotion of non-fiction films worldwide. The Sundance Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to the support and development
of independent filmmakers, screenwriters, playwrights, composers and other film and theater artists. Weyermann anticipates a decision on the move by mid-May.