Breaking Glass
Film Fatales at Sundance 
Sunday January 21st 5pm - 7pm
Join Film Fatales for a panel discussion at the Sundance Film Festival followed by a Happy Hour networking reception celebrating filmmakers of all marginalized genders.

Discover groundbreaking works of independent cinema in this panel highlighting iconic women filmmakers at Sundance including Ondi Timoner (DIG! XX), Ramona S. Diaz (And So It Begins), Carla Gutiérrez (Frida) and Asmae El Moudir (The Mother of All Lies). Moderated by Latasha Gillespie, Executive Head of Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Amazon Studios. Learn about new techniques in storytelling, the importance of diverse perspectives, and how these visionary filmmakers are pushing the boundaries of cinema on screen and off.

Presented by United Airlines with support from event sponsors IMDbPro, Portrait Creative Network, ShotDeck and The Utah Film Commission. Invites are non-transferrable. RSVP required.
United Airlines Lodge
751 Main Street, Park City UT 84060
Date & Time
January 21st
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Ondi Timoner
Dig! XX
Ondi Timoner is an internationally-acclaimed Emmy-nominated filmmaker whose work focuses on “impossible visionaries.'' She has the rare distinction of being the only person to win the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance twice: for DIG! (2004), about the collision of art and commerce through the eyes of two rival rock bands, and for WE LIVE IN PUBLIC (2009), about the loss of privacy online. Both films were acquired by New York’s MoMA for its permanent collection. Ondi’s most personal film, LAST FLIGHT HOME, about the extraordinary life and intentional death of her father, Eli Timoner, premiered at Sundance and Telluride in 2022, was Oscar-Shortlisted, awarded The Humanities for Best Documentary, nominated for the WGA Award for Best Documentary and for the Emmy for Exceptional Merit. Ondi’s 2023 film, “THE NEW AMERICANS: Gaming a Revolution” is a visceral journey into the intersection of finance, media and extremism which uncovers the explosive and irreversible ramifications of our digital future. It premiered at SXSW where it was acquired by Paramount, and it is currently on Netflix. Her new film DIG! XX (pronounced “DIG! 20”) will premiere at Sundance in 2024. It is a new enhanced, extended cut of her cult classic film DIG! in honor of its 20th anniversary and features a new narration and brings this timeless tale up to today.  She serves as the Chair of Nonfiction for Special Projects at the DGA, and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the WGA, the IDA, Film Fatales and Women in Film.
Ramona S Diaz
And so it begins
Ramona S. Diaz is a Peabody, Gotham, IDA, Emmy award-winning, PGA and Independent Spirit award-nominated Asian American filmmaker best known for her compelling character-driven documentaries that combine a profound appreciation for cinematic aesthetics and potent storytelling. Ramona’s films have demonstrated her ability to gain intimate access to the people she films – be they rock stars, first ladies, dissidents, mothers, teachers, or journalists – resulting in keenly observed moments and unforgettable nuanced narratives. Her films have been screened and won awards at Sundance, Berlin, Busan, Tribeca, SXSW, IDFA, HotDocs, and many other top-tier film festivals. Ramona’s feature-length independently-produced films— Imelda (IL, 2004), The Learning (POV,2011), Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey (IL, 2012) and, Motherland (POV, 2017), A Thousand Cuts (Frontline, 2020)—have been nationally broadcast on PBS, Arte, and the BBC amongst others. Ramona is both a Guggenheim Fellow and a USA Fellow – prestigious awards given to artists with singular visions who have significantly contributed to the arts in the United States. She was recently named the inaugural McGurn Family Trust Resident in Film by the American Academy in Rome. Ramona is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the Producers and Writers Guilds of America. 
Asme El Moudir
the mother of all lies
Asmae El Moudir is a Moroccan film director, screenwriter and producer. She studied at La Fémis in Paris and holds a master's degree in production and a bachelor’s degree in documentary cinema. Asmae has directed short documentaries for SNRT, Al Jazeera, BBC and Al Araby TV, and her films have won awards at festivals worldwide. She completed the Al Jazeera television documentary, The Postcard, in 2020. The Mother of All Lies is her first theatrical feature film. It received its world premiere at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Directing Prize in Un Certain Regard as well as the award for Best Documentary. Most recently, The Mother of all Lies was shortlisted for best international feature film in the Oscars and Asmae won the IDA Award for Best Director.
Carla Gutiérrez
Carla Gutiérrez ACE is an Emmy and Eddie nominated documentary filmmaker. She edited the Oscar nominated films RBG and LA CORONA. Other editing credits include PRAY AWAY (Netflix Original, Tribeca) and JULIA, about renowned chef, and television personality Julia Child (Telluride, Toronto Film Festival). Her directorial debut, FRIDA, is slated to premiere at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival. Carla’s work has received awards at Sundance, Tribeca, Berlinale, Outfest, the Critic’s Choice Awards, the National Board of Review Awards and the DuPont Columbia Awards. She has been a creative adviser for the Sundance Edit Lab, and a mentor for the Firelight Producers’ Lab, The Karen Schmeer Diversity Program, and the Tribeca Film Fellows program. Carla is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures and the American Cinema Editors. She received a Masters in Documentary Film from Stanford University.
Latasha Gillespie
Amazon Mgm Studios
Latasha Gillepsie is the Head of Global Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) for Amazon MGM Studios, Prime Video, and Freevee. In her role, Latasha is responsible for the development and management of all content related and customer facing DEIA work for the organization. Under her leadership, Amazon MGM Studios created the entertainment industry’s first Inclusion Policy and Playbook, and standardized DEIA into its Greenlight Process. Latasha also created the Howard Entertainment Program, the first of its kind partnership between a major studio and an HBCU. Prior to her current role, Latasha led the Global Diversity and Inclusion organization across Amazon, where she worked with Jeff Bezos and regularly briefed both the Board of Directors, and Congressional members on Amazon’s DEIA Strategies and progress. In addition, Latasha is credited for Amazon joining the HBCU Partnership Challenge, and founding Amazon’s Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) annual conference and curriculum.
United Airlines Lodge
751 Main Street, Park City UT 84060
Invites are Non-Transferrable
Admission is not Guaranteed. No plus ones.
This reception is on a first-come, first-served basis; entry is subject to capacity and you may need to wait until space becomes available.

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