2022 Sundance Film Festival: “Beyond Film” Line-Up Announced

The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the 2022 Sundance Film Festival Beyond Film lineup produced by the Festival, all of which are free to the public. These thought provoking and entertaining talks and events will include three conversation series (Power of Story, Cinema Cafe, and The Big Conversation) and more. The Festival takes place from January 20 – 30, 2022 on an enhanced online platform at Festival.Sundance.org and on … Continue reading 2022 Sundance Film Festival: “Beyond Film” Line-Up Announced

Announcing the Jury Members of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

he nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the members of the six juries awarding prizes for artistic and cinematic achievement at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Also announced was the jury for the Alfred P. Sloan Film Prize.The Festival takes place January 20-30 via our enhanced online platform at Festival.Sundance.org and in person at seven Satellite Screens venues around the country during the Festival’s second weekend. Sixteen celebrated … Continue reading Announcing the Jury Members of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

2022 Sundance Film Festival: New Frontier Spans Biodigital Terrain, Blends Online & In-Person in Real Time

Audiences to Have Access To New XR Works From Anywhere; Festival Introduces New, Connected On the Ground Venue. When the 2022 Sundance Film Festival kicks off on January 20, it invites audiences to participate from wherever they are, including in person in Utah. The 2022 edition of the Festival’s New Frontier section will be a fully biodigital showcase, presented simultaneously on a bespoke WebXR spatialized … Continue reading 2022 Sundance Film Festival: New Frontier Spans Biodigital Terrain, Blends Online & In-Person in Real Time

Sundance Film Festival Announces 2022 Short Films & ‘From The Collection’ Retrospective Titles in Celebration of Sundance Institute’s 40th Anniversary

59 Short Films to Debut During 2022 Festival; An Additional 40 Titles That Premiered in Previous Editions of Sundance Will Screen at Festival.Sundance.org The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the Short Film program for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, as well as the “From the Collection” program, a line-up of 40 short films that will screen online during the Festival to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the … Continue reading Sundance Film Festival Announces 2022 Short Films & ‘From The Collection’ Retrospective Titles in Celebration of Sundance Institute’s 40th Anniversary

2022 Sundance Film Festival: Feature Films, Indie Episodic, New Frontier Lineups Announced

82 Features, 6 Indie Episodic, 15 New Frontier Projects to Debut! Ticket Packages On Sale December 17; Individual Tickets On Sale On January 6 The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the showcase of new independent work selected across the Feature Film, Indie Episodic, and New Frontier categories for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival will take place in Park City, Salt Lake City and … Continue reading 2022 Sundance Film Festival: Feature Films, Indie Episodic, New Frontier Lineups Announced

2022 Sundance Film Festival: Satellite Screens, Online Platform, Health Safety, & Ticketing Details Revealed

Sundance Circle, Institute Storyteller and Supporter Members Get Early Sale Access: Packages, December 15, Individual Tickets January 5 General Public: Packages, December 17, Individual Tickets January 6 The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today several key aspects of how their 2022 Sundance Film Festival will take place in person and online January 20-30, 2022, including sharing this year’s Satellite Screen partners and locations, ticket package details … Continue reading 2022 Sundance Film Festival: Satellite Screens, Online Platform, Health Safety, & Ticketing Details Revealed

SEE “SUMMER Of SOUL” AS SOON AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE

By Vernon Nickerson Where were you in summer 1969? Can’t remember? Not born yet? That’s okay. I have the perfect film for where you needed to be in 1969 on the day man walked on the moon. GO SEE SUMMER SOUL AS SOON AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE! A Questlove Jam: “Summer of Soul”, Or, when the Revolution Could Not Be Televised, is more than a documentary. … Continue reading SEE “SUMMER Of SOUL” AS SOON AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE

Sundance Institute Announces Chief Executive Officer Keri Putnam To Step Down

Sundance Institute CEO Keri Putnam has informed staff and the Board of Trustees that she will be stepping down later this year after more than ten years with the Institute. Under her leadership, the renowned media and arts non-profit has seen a decade of extraordinary growth and impact. The organization is uniquely positioned as a leading global advocate for independent artists, diversity in media, freedom … Continue reading Sundance Institute Announces Chief Executive Officer Keri Putnam To Step Down

Sundance Institute and XRM Media Partner to Present Sundance Film Festival: Asia

Jakarta, Indonesia will Play Host to the Inaugural Festival Sundance Institute and XRM Media today announced a collaboration to create Sundance Film Festival: Asia to support, connect, promote and celebrate the independent film community within Asia, while showcasing a selection of films from the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.  Sundance Film Festival: Asia is an expansion of the Institute’s programming in the region, further championing and … Continue reading Sundance Institute and XRM Media Partner to Present Sundance Film Festival: Asia

2021 Sundance Film Festival: Juries Announced

22 Jurors to Award Prizes at Awards Night on February 2 22 celebrated voices across film, art and culture will bestow this year’s awards on feature-length and short films at the Sundance Film Festival, at a digital ceremony taking place February 2nd. This year’s Festival is fully available online at Festival.Sundance.org; Awards Night will be live-streamed. Award-winning films will be available for special extended-run viewing … Continue reading 2021 Sundance Film Festival: Juries Announced

2021 Sundance Film Festival Announces Additional Films

Judas and the Black Messiah, Captains of Zaatari Join World Premiere Features; Passes and Tickets on Sale Now The nonprofit Sundance Institute today adds two more world premiere feature films  to the 2021 Sundance Film Festival lineup. The 2021 Festival will take place digitally via a feature-rich, Sundance-built online platform and in person on Satellite Screens across the country (public health permitting) from January 28-February … Continue reading 2021 Sundance Film Festival Announces Additional Films

2021 Sundance Film Festival Will Meet Audiences Where They Are

Festival Offers Robust Online Platform and Announces Screening Partnerships with Independent Cinemas and Cultural Organizations The nonprofit Sundance Instituteunveiled plans for the seven-day 2021 Sundance Film Festival, offered digitally via a custom-designed online platform (festival.sundance.org) alongside drive-ins, independent arthouses, and a network of local community partnerships. The online expression of the Sundance Film Festival will provide global access for storytellers and audiences alike to come … Continue reading 2021 Sundance Film Festival Will Meet Audiences Where They Are

Sundance Institute 2020 Vanguard Award to Honor Radha Blank: Director, Writer, Actor of The Forty-Year-Old Version

Blank, ‘19 Vanguard Awardee Lulu Wang in conversation on Sundance Collab on December 2, 2020 The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today that Radha Blank will be honored with the 2020 Vanguard Award presented by Acura, given annually to an artist whose work highlights the art of storytelling and creative independence. The award honors the artistic achievement of her feature film directorial debut The Forty-Year-Old Version, … Continue reading Sundance Institute 2020 Vanguard Award to Honor Radha Blank: Director, Writer, Actor of The Forty-Year-Old Version

Gina Duncan Joins Sundance Institute as Producing Director, Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Institute announced that Gina Duncan will join the Sundance Film Festival team in the newly-created role of Producing Director, reporting to Festival Director Tabitha Jackson and working closely with Programming Director Kim Yutani. As Producing Director, Duncan will integrate the artistic vision of the Festival with its practical, audience-facing elements. She’ll work with the programming team as they curate works for exhibition, and serve … Continue reading Gina Duncan Joins Sundance Institute as Producing Director, Sundance Film Festival

Building on Tradition in a New Era: Michelle Satter on Reimagining Sundance Institute’s Summer Labs

 A Message from Michelle Satter A new era begins!……….   For the thousands who gather in Park City each winter, the Sundance Film Festival is the most visible part of Sundance Institute. But the heart of Sundance Institute’s work, indeed our founding work, begins each summer at the Sundance Resort in the mountains of Utah, and continues year-round with the nurturing of diverse, dynamic voices. … Continue reading Building on Tradition in a New Era: Michelle Satter on Reimagining Sundance Institute’s Summer Labs

Breaking Out And Living The Creative Life

By Pamela Drake Wilson It all began from deep within me. I sat on the Senior Diversity committee, season 2018-2019, listening to the lamented woes of difficulty obtaining gainful employment after 55. I’m a problem solver, not a whiner, and I felt like I had been pretty lucky having begun acting as a senior (refusing to reveal my actual age at auditions….appearing 50ish. Casting sites … Continue reading Breaking Out And Living The Creative Life

PBS Television Series POV Announces Historic 33rd Season, Spotlighting Community Activists and Essential Workers Around The World

    Critically acclaimed films tackle social issues, from economic inequity to voter suppression: 80 percent directed by women and two thirds by filmmakers of color. America’s longest-running documentary series premieres July 20 on PBS with Linda Goldstein Knowlton’s We Are The Radical Monarchs—free educational resources for every film   POV’s 33rd season premieres on PBS this summer with stories of hope and shared humanity … Continue reading PBS Television Series POV Announces Historic 33rd Season, Spotlighting Community Activists and Essential Workers Around The World

Sundance Institute Announces Tabitha Jackson as Incoming Festival Director

Concludes Global Search With First New Festival Director in 11 Years     Sundance Institute announced Tabitha Jackson as the new Director of the Sundance Film Festival. Jackson was chosen from a worldwide search and follows outgoing Director, John Cooper, who served in the role for 11 years and will assume a newly-created Emeritus Director role. An award-winning filmmaker, she has served as Director of … Continue reading Sundance Institute Announces Tabitha Jackson as Incoming Festival Director

2018 Sundance Film Festival Announces New Programming, Award, Graphics

New for 2018: Standalone Episodic Section, ‘The New Climate’ Returns, Feature Film Award   With exactly six months until Day One of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Sundance Institute today detailed a standalone Episodic section, the return of ‘The New Climate’ strand of environmental work and a new award. Feature film, short film, episodic and Virtual Reality submissions are now being accepted via Withoutabox, with … Continue reading 2018 Sundance Film Festival Announces New Programming, Award, Graphics

Sundance Institute Brings $151 Million in Economic Impact to Utah with 2017 Sundance Film Festival

  The nonprofit Sundance Institute today announced that its 2017 Sundance Film Festival, which took place in Park City, Salt Lake City and Sundance, Utah in January, generated a total economic impact of $151.5 million. These numbers come from an independent economic and demographic study conducted by Y² Analytics,which used updated methodology and technology to give a more complete picture of the Festival’s impact on … Continue reading Sundance Institute Brings $151 Million in Economic Impact to Utah with 2017 Sundance Film Festival