Bruni Burres

For over 20 years, Bruni Burres has worked as a festival director and curator, a media educator, creative producer and social media strategist. She is currently a Senior Consultant forSundance Institute’s Documentary Program,expanding its engagement internationally with artists and institutions. She is a mentor and partner with the Greenhouse Documentary Imitative for MENA filmmakers, a consultant with Good Pitch and Chiledoc and a senior program advisor for the Middle East Festival Now. Bruni also continues to consult with the World Cinema Foundation and the Open Society Foundations.

From 1991 to 2008 Bruni was the director of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, which she also co-founded. In 2011, in partnership with the International Center for Transitional Justice, Bruni produced several long and short media projects highlighting transitional justice themes including the feature length documentary La Toma(The Siege), which explores the lasting cultural and political impact of the 1985 siege of the Palace of Justice in Colombia. Bruni currently serves on the board of the Educational Video Center and Working Films. She received a BA in American studies from Barnard College/Columbia University and an MA in professional studies from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Bruni resides in New York City.