MICHELLE SATTER, who has been has been one of the chief architects of the Institute’s programs since 1981, is the Founding Director of Sundance Institute’s Feature Film Program, the inaugural program of the Institute. She has worked most closely with the Feature Film Program which has provided year-round and in-depth support to the ground-breaking and award-winning filmmakers Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry), Quentin Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs), Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream), and Joshua Marston (Maria Full of Grace), among many others.  Satter was also responsible for establishing the Institute’s international initiatives in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and India. She spearheaded the establishment of the Creative Producing Fellowship and the New Frontier Story Lab. Satter, who co-produced  the Academy Award nominated documentary Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter’s Journey in 1989, has been recognized with the Women in Film Business Leadership Award, the ACLU Bill of Rights Award, the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles U.S.-based Industry Leadership Award, and a tribute celebrating 30 years of the Sundance Institute.