Caroline Libresco, a long-time senior programmer at the Sundance Film Festival, has exited from her role at the Sundance Institute after 18 years, Realscreen has confirmed.
Libresco held the post of senior programmer for the Park City, Utah-set festival since 2001, selecting all features with a focus on docs and international films. In addition, the veteran programmer helped create the World Cinema competition at Sundance and is the director of special programs for the Sundance Institute and oversees such programs as Film Forward, Catalyst Weekend and the Sundance Women’s Initiative, where she serves as director.
Before joining Sundance, Libresco held various positions at Independent Television Service (ITVS), the San Fransisco Film Festival, and the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival where she served as associate director.
Libresco also produced the Peabody Award-winning film American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, which provided a portrait of the Chinese-American social activist; and the 2003 award-winning doc Sunset Story, which centers on two friends living in a retirement home.
A succession plan for Libresco has not yet been announced by the Sundance Institute.
Libresco’s departure was first reported by UK trade C21 Media.