Carrie Lozano joined the Sundance Institute in 2020 as the director of the Documentary Film Program, where she works to elevate and support nonfiction filmmakers worldwide at all stages of creating and distributing new cinematic work. Lozano is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, journalist, and former lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. She joined the Institute from the International Documentary Association’s Enterprise Documentary Fund, where she co-founded and oversaw the program, which supported dozens of filmmakers through robust partnerships with an emphasis on journalistic rigor, diversity, and inclusion.
Prior to the IDA, Lozano led the Bay Area Video Coalition’s National MediaMaker Fellowship, and was an executive and senior producer at Al Jazeera America. Films that she has directed or produced have premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, and serves on several boards including the Graduate School of Journalism’s and PBS Frontline’s Advisory Boards and Kartemquin Films.