TBB Talks to …. Tabitha Jackson, Director of Sundance Film Festival


When you go for a role that has global interest, meaning you’re competing with the world, and then you get that role… ‘It must be nice’ as the kids say.

TBB Talks caught up with the newly appointed director of Sundance Film Festival, Tabitha Jackson. A Brit. A Woman. A Mixed Race Woman. Making her the first Woman to take this position, the first non-American, and the first person of colour.

Having worked at the BBC, BBC Film and Channel 4, Tabitha is also an award-winning documentary producer, with awards including an Emmy for the mini docu-series ‘Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge‘ and a Royal Television Society Award and UNESCO Gold Award for ‘Motherland – A Genetic Journey’ – in which ‘Three British African Caribbeans go on an epic journey in search of their genetic identity‘.

Moving into the main chair from being Sundance Institute’s director of their Documentary Film Program we spoke to Tabitha about landing the top position and the importance of the independent filmmaker’s voice …

Sundance Film Festival founded in 1978 is an annual film festival organised by the Sundance Institute. It takes place each January in Park City, Utah, Salt Lake City, and at the Sundance Resort, and is the largest independent film festival in the United States.

Sundance Film Festival London 2020 starts Friday 7th – Sunday 9th August

Find out more here: www.picturehouses.com/blog/celebration-of-sundance-film-festival-london-announcement