Born in Brazil, Ana Souza now lives in Los Angeles. She works at Sundance as the Manager of the Programming department and an Associate Programmer on the features team. She is also the Head Programmer for the Sun Valley Film Festival, and an Associate Programmer for the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles. She programmed shorts and features for the LA Film Festival for several years before becoming Head Programmer of World Fiction for their last edition in 2018, and she was an Associate Programmer of Short Films for AFI FEST for four editions. Her work has ranged from programming to filmmaker/industry relations and event production in festivals including Outfest, the LA Latino International Film Festival, Ambulante California, and NALIP’s Latino Media Fest, among others. She has been a programming fellow for Film Independent’s Project Involve and the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Industry Academy. She holds a BA from Warwick and an MA from USC.