The Latinx House, Sundance Institute, Netflix and Shondaland Announce Inaugural Cohort for Adelante Directors Fellowship

This program will support authentic and inclusive storytelling from up-and-coming Latina directors Today, The Latinx House, the Sundance Institute’s Women at Sundance program, Netflix, and Shondaland announced three Latina directors who will participate in the inaugural Adelante Directors Fellowship, a groundbreaking program that supports up-and-coming directors’ professional development, creating a pipeline to uplift independent filmmakers as they grow in their careers and learn more about directing on a series. The Latina directors chosen … Continue reading The Latinx House, Sundance Institute, Netflix and Shondaland Announce Inaugural Cohort for Adelante Directors Fellowship

IllumiNative, The Black List, Sundance Institute Announce The Second Indigenous Screenwriting List

IllumiNative, The Black List, and the Sundance Institute announced the eight finalists of The Indigenous List. These Indigenous screenwriters represent the best and most promising Native creatives in the film and television industry.  The Indigenous List was launched in 2020 to provide a platform for Indigenous writers to showcase their scripts, create additional pathways and opportunities within the industry, and support the development of the next generation of screenwriters. … Continue reading IllumiNative, The Black List, Sundance Institute Announce The Second Indigenous Screenwriting List

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

Sundance Institute Announces the 2022 Sundance Ignite x Adobe Short Film Challenge

Competition Will Lead to Selection of the Next 10 Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellows WHAT: The Sundance Institute and Adobe are teaming up to find the next Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellows—emerging filmmakers ages 18 to 25 who are looking to take their careers to the next level. They are encouraged to submit their short film now to be considered for a year-long Sundance Ignite … Continue reading Sundance Institute Announces the 2022 Sundance Ignite x Adobe Short Film Challenge

Sundance Institute Announces 2022 January Screenwriters Lab Fellows 

he Sundance Institute announced today 16 writers invited to develop 12 original projects at the 2022 Screenwriters Lab, which will be hosted online from January 15-18. The Fellows were selected from 3,200 submissions to further develop their scripts with the guidance of accomplished advisors, some of whom are alumni of the Screenwriters Lab themselves. The 2022 lab wil take place under the leadership of Michelle Satter (Founding … Continue reading Sundance Institute Announces 2022 January Screenwriters Lab Fellows 

Gun Violence & Documentary Film:Sundance Institute Names Kendeda Fund Grantees in Collaboration with TIME Studios, Publishes New Field Report

Highlights need for closer collaborations between filmmakers, funders and advocacy organizations The Sundance Institute announced recipients of the Sundance Institute | Kendeda Short Film Fund in partnership with TIME Studios, aimed at elevating stories that underline gun violence in popular discourse. This new initiative, which is an extension of the work The Kendeda Fund has been supporting at Sundance for several years, awards five non-recoupable … Continue reading Gun Violence & Documentary Film:Sundance Institute Names Kendeda Fund Grantees in Collaboration with TIME Studios, Publishes New Field Report

The Sundance Institute Launches Trans Possibilities Intensive

Six artists selected for inaugural program focused on advancement of transgender storytellers of color The nonprofit Sundance Institute has launched the inaugural Trans Possibilities Intensive, a three-day virtual program focused on advancing transgender storytellers of color and their projects. Six artists have been selected for the Intensive which provides a supportive environment to work on their projects, sharpen their craft, develop community, and challenge the … Continue reading The Sundance Institute Launches Trans Possibilities Intensive

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

A Fond Farewell from Bird Runningwater,Reflecting on 20 Years at the Sundance Institute

By Bird Runningwater This home has come to an end; it’s time to move to the next home.” Mescalero Apache ceremonial song During my 20 years at the Sundance Institute I’ve tried to imbue my work with inflections of my own Cheyenne and Mescalero Apache cultures. I saw the work of supporting Indigenous artists as a ceremony of transitioning storytellers into their full potential, much … Continue reading A Fond Farewell from Bird Runningwater,Reflecting on 20 Years at the Sundance Institute

Sundance Institute Releases Independent Theater Study Conducted By Jesse Cameron Alick Emerging From The Cave: Reimagining Our Future in Theater and Live Performance

Study provides insights about the future of the industry and the enormous challenges theater faces moving forward from over 70 theater professionals and live performance professionals Complete study available now at emergingfromthecave.com In early 2021, nearly a year into a global pandemic, Sundance Institute commissioned Jesse Cameron Alick, the newly-appointed Associate Artistic Director for the Vineyard Theater in New York and past creator advisor to … Continue reading Sundance Institute Releases Independent Theater Study Conducted By Jesse Cameron Alick Emerging From The Cave: Reimagining Our Future in Theater and Live Performance

Sundance Institute and Adobe Announce 2021 Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellows

Ten Young Emerging Artists, from Short Film Submissions on Sundance Collab The class of 2021 has arrived: Sundance Institute and Adobe announced this year’s Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellows today, chosen from a global pool of more than 1650 applicants from ages 18-25. Hailing from a broad geography, and rooted in a diverse array of creative disciplines from documentary to fiction, these 10 emerging artists … Continue reading Sundance Institute and Adobe Announce 2021 Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellows

Sundance Institute Documentary Fund Grants 18 Projects

Stories from BIPOC and Women Directors Are Focus of Unrestricted Support The Sundance Institute announced the latest cohort of Sundance Institute Documentary Fund Grantees. A total of $590,000 in unrestricted grant support has been provided to 18 projects in various stages including five in development, eight in production, and five in post-production. Grants are made possible by The Open Society Foundations, the John D. and … Continue reading Sundance Institute Documentary Fund Grants 18 Projects

Sundance Institute Names 20 Fellows Across Feature Film Directors and Screenwriters Labs, Native Lab

The Sundance Ins named the artists and projects selected for the first group of the upcoming signature summer Labs including 12 fellows for the Directors and Screenwriters Labs and 9 fellows participating in the Native Lab (one fellow will participate in both Labs). The Labs provide a space for writers and directors to spend time developing their craft and selected projects. Elements of this year’s … Continue reading Sundance Institute Names 20 Fellows Across Feature Film Directors and Screenwriters Labs, Native Lab

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

Latest Additions to Sundance Film Festival Talks & Events

Opening Night Welcome Details, Panel Additions; Patton Oswalt to Host Awards Night  Festival Kicks Off Thursday, January 28th & Runs Through February 3rd Sundance Institute announced the latest additions to the programming slate of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday, January 28th at Festival.Sundance.org and via a network of Satellite Screens across the U.S. Thursday evening’s Opening Night Welcome on the Festival … Continue reading Latest Additions to Sundance Film Festival Talks & Events

Sundance ‘21 Goes Beyond Film

Opening Night Welcome, Awards Night, Conversations & More, Available Free & Worldwide Sponsors, Foundations Host Virtual Main Street Venues The lineup for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, taking place on a Sundance-built and feature-rich online platform, goes well beyond feature and short films, episodic work and the VR/XR of New Frontier — it also encompasses a curated program of free special events, conversations and activations available … Continue reading Sundance ‘21 Goes Beyond Film

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

Sundance Institute Announces 2021 Screenwriters Lab Fellows

15 Fellows From Around the Globe Bring 12 Projects to Digital Convening, Developing Visionary Feature Films Fifteen emerging storytellers from Chile, India, Kenya, Tunisia and the U.S. will convene digitally for Sundance Institute’s January Screenwriters Lab, taking place online via Sundance Co//ab from January 11 -15, 2021. The Fellows will work to further develop twelve original projects, in collaboration with an experienced group of Creative … Continue reading Sundance Institute Announces 2021 Screenwriters Lab Fellows

Sundance Institute Names 2021 Momentum Fellows

New Collaboration with NBCUniversal to Support Underrepresented Filmmakers in Building Sustainable Careers Sundance Institute announced the third class of the Momentum Fellowship, a full-year program of deep, customized creative and professional support for mid-career writers and directors from underrepresented communities who are poised to take the next step in their careers in fiction and documentary filmmaking. The fellowship includes an unrestricted grant funding, industry mentorship, … Continue reading Sundance Institute Names 2021 Momentum Fellows