Paola joined the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program team in 2018 to manage the Film Fund and all its activities. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Paola managed non-fiction programs for the New York City-based IFP (Independent Filmmaker Project), including the Documentary Labs and Spotlight On Documentaries, the non-fiction component of the IFP Project Forum. Paola has also supported grant-making and in-house productions at Cinereach, when she first moved to New York. Paola started her career in London, working in both festival programming and documentary production. She is currently an adviser for the Swiss documentary festival Visions Du Reel and the newly born DocLands (CA Film Institute). Paola holds a dual degree in Social Anthropology and Media from Goldsmiths, University of London.
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