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Film Prize Jury Member and Industry Spotlight Guest
Adam Piron (Kiowa/Mohawk) is a filmmaker and curator based in Southern California. Piron currently serves as Director of Sundance Institute’s Indigenous Program where he oversees the Institute’s investment and support of Indigenous artists internationally. He has served on the Sundance Film Festival’s short film team since 2013. Piron is also a co-founder of COUSIN, a collective supporting Indigenous artists expanding the form of film. From 2018-2020, he was the Film Curator for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). His film work focuses on collaborative reflections of Indigenous communities navigating time, image, and control as meditations on the generative possibilities of Indigenous perspective. Piron’s films have played in MOCA, MoMA Doc Fortnight, True/False Film Festival, the New Yorker’s Documentary series, and ESPN’s 30 for 30 series.