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

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

Sundance Institute Selects Latest Slate of Documentary Fund Grantees

23 Projects from 21 Countries to Receive Unrestricted Support The latest cohort of Sundance Institute Documentary Fund Grantees, was announced, comprise 23 nonfiction film projects from 21 countries of production. Unrestricted grant support, totaling $540,000, will benefit the projects across various production stages from development to post-production.  Grants are made possible by The Open Society Foundations and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. … Continue reading Sundance Institute Selects Latest Slate of Documentary Fund Grantees

Sundance Institute Announces Seven New Members of Board of Trustees

The Institute Continues to Shape Board Leadership for Future The nonprofit Sundance Institute today announced the newly appointed and recent additions to the Institute’s Board of Trustees. Kimberlé Crenshaw, Ann Lewnes, Wonya Lucas join the board alongside Uzodinma Iweala, Amanda Kelso, William Plapinger, and Junaid Sarieddeen who joined over the last year. Together they add to the business, cultural, and philanthropic leaders who guide and … Continue reading Sundance Institute Announces Seven New Members of Board of Trustees

Sundance Institute Names 12 Fellows for ReimaginedEpisodic Lab: Pilot to Series

Sundance Institute announced the 12 fellows chosen to participate in its first-ever Episodic: Pilot to Series Lab, designed as an immersive two-part experience hosted on Sundance Collab, where selected emerging TV writers will workshop an original pilot and develop a series overview. Continue reading Sundance Institute Names 12 Fellows for ReimaginedEpisodic Lab: Pilot to Series

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

Ten Nonfiction Films Combine Art, Science, Storytelling: Sundance Institute | Sandbox Fund Grantees

  The nonprofit Sundance Institute and Sandbox Films, a new mission-driven documentary studio, selected and announced their latest cohort of filmmakers and projects supported by the Sundance Institute | Sandbox Fund, an initiative that elevates the voices of independent artists working at the intersection of science and nonfiction storytelling as they produce and promote work and discourse that highlights the overlap of science and art. … Continue reading Ten Nonfiction Films Combine Art, Science, Storytelling: Sundance Institute | Sandbox Fund Grantees

Carrie Lozano Joins Sundance Institute as Director, Documentary Film Program

Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker & Journalist to Lead Support of Nonfiction Field   Sundance Institute has announced that Carrie Lozano will helm its Documentary Film Program, succeeding interim Director Kristin Feeley and prior Director Tabitha Jackson. As Documentary Film Program Director, Lozano will elevate and support nonfiction filmmakers worldwide at all stages of creating and distributing new cinematic work. She will also work to advance and … Continue reading Carrie Lozano Joins Sundance Institute as Director, Documentary Film Program

Sundance Institute Announces 2020 Creative Producing Labs Fellows

 Sundance Institute has announced Fellows and Advisors for the five-day 2020 Creative Producing Labs, redesigned digitally to take place for the first time ever on Sundance Co//ab. The Labs begin July 27, and is a flagship convening for the Institute’s Creative Producing Program, which champions and develops current and rising generations of independent producers across fiction and nonfiction film. Under the leadership of Creative Producing … Continue reading Sundance Institute Announces 2020 Creative Producing Labs Fellows

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

Sundance Institute and Adobe Announce 2020 Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellows

    Ten Emerging Artists Selected from Short Film Submissions on Sundance Co//ab Winning Short Films To Be Screened As Part of Celebration of Sundance Film Festival: London Sundance Institute and Adobe announced the class of 2020 Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellows  chosen from a global pool of more than 1,600 applicants. Hailing from a broad geography, from Nashville to Hong Kong, and rooted in … Continue reading Sundance Institute and Adobe Announce 2020 Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellows

Sundance Film Festival Director Tabitha Jackson Reveals Approach for 2021 Festival

By Tabitha Jackson Tabitha Jackson is the director of the Sundance Film Festival Dear Friends, As we plan for our 2021 Festival — my first in the Director’s chair — and with submissions now open, I wanted to give you an early insight into how we are thinking. This is not an announcement, but rather an invitation into the process of building something together this … Continue reading Sundance Film Festival Director Tabitha Jackson Reveals Approach for 2021 Festival

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

Sundance Institute Selects 2020 Art of Editing Fellows

8 filmmakers have been chosen to participate in the Sundance Institute’s inaugural Art of Editing Lab and Fellowship. This is a new Lab developed after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, expressed digitally this year on Sundance Co//ab. The Fellowship evolved out of the Documentary Film Program’s standing commitment to supporting new voices in nonfiction feature editing. The Lab aims to develop artists personal artistic … Continue reading Sundance Institute Selects 2020 Art of Editing Fellows

Sundance Institute Selects 12 First-Time Feature Filmmakers for Screenwriters Intensive

Sundance Institute Selects 12 First-Time Feature Filmmakers for Screenwriters Intensive Writers and Advisors from a Broad Array of Backgrounds Come Together to Advance Distinctive Screenplays   Twelve screenwriters have been selected to participate in Sundance Institute’s eighth annual Screenwriters Intensive in Los Angeles, to take place March 4-5, 2020. The Intensive, a two-day workshop for select emerging writers and writer/directors from underrepresented communities, focuses on … Continue reading Sundance Institute Selects 12 First-Time Feature Filmmakers for Screenwriters Intensive