Adam Piron to Lead Sundance Institute’s Indigenous Program

Sundance Institute announced that Adam Piron, a longtime staff member of the Institute’s Indigenous Program, has been named the Director of the Indigenous Program.  In this new role,  Adam will lead Sundance’s  engagement and investment in global Indigenous storytellers and will take over the Director position that Bird Runningwater left several months ago. The Institute’s commitment to supporting Indigenous artists is woven throughout its history; amplifying … Continue reading Adam Piron to Lead Sundance Institute’s Indigenous Program

“The Fourfold” Film Review: Animation for Big Screens!

By Vernon Nickerson Alisi Telengut’s animated film and Official Selection at Sundance 2021, “The Fourfold”, is a visual feast of nature, sound, color, and humans in animation. As soon as it opens in theaters post-pandemic,  you can look forward to enjoying it on the big screen where it was born to be seen. Based on the ancient animistic beliefs and shamanic rituals in Mongolia and … Continue reading “The Fourfold” Film Review: Animation for Big Screens!

Sundance Institute Selects 2020 Native Filmmakers Lab Fellows

  Five Indigenous filmmakers have been chosen to participate in the 2020 Sundance Institute Native Filmmakers Lab, reimagined and expressed digitally this year on Sundance Co//ab. The Lab is at the core of the Institute’s commitment to supporting Indigenous storytellers since its founding. At the Native Filmmakers Lab (June 29–July 10), Fellows will workshop scripts of their short films under the expert creative mentorship of … Continue reading Sundance Institute Selects 2020 Native Filmmakers Lab Fellows

2020 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL Hosts The World Premiere Of Native Narrative Short Little Chief

Little Chief, a narrative short film directed by Indigenous filmmaker Erica Tremblay (Seneca-Cayuga), will hold its world premiere as part of the Shorts Selection at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. The story stars an Indigenous cast, including Lily Gladstone (Certain Women, Billions), and was produced through the Sundance Institute Native Filmmakers Lab last year. Filmed with quiet resilience and against the bleak landscape of a … Continue reading 2020 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL Hosts The World Premiere Of Native Narrative Short Little Chief