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

​A New Convergence: Tabitha Jackson on Plans for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

By Tabitha Jackson A message from Festival Director Tabitha Jackson on the upcoming Sundance Film Festival, scheduled for January 20–30, 2022. Dear Friends, This time last year, I wrote to share some early thoughts about how we were approaching my first Sundance Film Festival as director — and the first Sundance to be held in the midst of a pandemic. Since 1985, artists and audiences … Continue reading ​A New Convergence: Tabitha Jackson on Plans for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

2021 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

Top Prizes Go To CODA, Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised), Flee, and Hive  CODA, Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised), Hive, Writing With Fire, and Ma Belle, My Beauty Win Audience AwardsPresented by Acura The 2021 Sundance Film Festival’s Awards Ceremony took place tonight, hosted by actor and comedian Patton Oswalt, with jurors presenting 24 prizes … Continue reading 2021 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

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 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 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

Welcome To The 2019 Sundance Film Festival

By Monteque Pope-Le Beau Edited by Colleen Page   Officially the 2019 Sundance Film Festival will start tonight, meanwhile there’s great anticipation in the air as everyone gets ready for the greatest film festival event celebrating independent film. Every year Park City with its old fashion streets of long ago is transformed into a magical wonder devoted to independent film, artist and filmmakers. With an … Continue reading Welcome To The 2019 Sundance Film Festival

SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES NEW, MULTI-YEAR INITIATIVE TO SUPPORT THEATRE ARTISTS FROM MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA

  Sundance Institute  announced a significant expansion of its international cultural exchange programs for independent artists with a new, multi-year initiative to support theatre-makers from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). With the goal of creating new opportunities for cross-cultural connectedness and in-depth mutual artistic reflection and exploration, the Institute will expand its existing international Labs to include a pilotTheatre Lab in MENA, to … Continue reading SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES NEW, MULTI-YEAR INITIATIVE TO SUPPORT THEATRE ARTISTS FROM MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA

SUNDANCE FILM FORWARD TRAVELS TO MIAMI OCTOBER 20-23

  Sundance Institute and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities announced  that Sundance Film Forward will host free screenings of acclaimed independent films and moderated discussions and workshops with talented filmmakers October 20-23. The events will take place in a range of venues from the program’s host, the Bill Cosford Cinema at University of Miami, to small community centers, including branches of the … Continue reading SUNDANCE FILM FORWARD TRAVELS TO MIAMI OCTOBER 20-23

SUNDANCE INSTITUTE CONTINUES SUPPORT FOR CREATORS OF TV AND ONLINE SERIES; 10 PROJECTS SELECTED FOR 2015 EPISODIC STORY LAB

      Sundance Institute announced the 10 projects selected from more than 2,500 submissions for its second Episodic Story Lab, representing some of the most promising new writers creating TV and online series. The Lab supports first-time show creators and is one of 24 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content. Under the … Continue reading SUNDANCE INSTITUTE CONTINUES SUPPORT FOR CREATORS OF TV AND ONLINE SERIES; 10 PROJECTS SELECTED FOR 2015 EPISODIC STORY LAB

ALEJANDRO G. IÑÁRRITU TO RECEIVE SUNDANCE INSTITUTE VANGUARD LEADERSHIP AWARD

  Sundance Institute  announced it will present its Vanguard Awards to Academy Award winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu and filmmaker Marielle Heller (The Diary of a Teenage Girl) at the fifth Sundance Institute Celebration benefit hosted by Acura in Los Angeles, bringing the creative community together to highlight a great visionary in independent film and an emerging artist with unique talent and creative independence. Iñárritu will … Continue reading ALEJANDRO G. IÑÁRRITU TO RECEIVE SUNDANCE INSTITUTE VANGUARD LEADERSHIP AWARD

SUNDANCE INSTITUTE BRINGS $83.4 MILLION TO UTAH WITH 2015 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

  Sundance Institute announced that its 2015 Sundance Film Festival, which took place in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah in January, generated an overall economic impact of $83.4 million for the State of Utah, according to the independent annual economic and demographic study conducted by theUniversity of Utah’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research at the David Eccles School of Business … Continue reading SUNDANCE INSTITUTE BRINGS $83.4 MILLION TO UTAH WITH 2015 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES 13 PROJECTS SELECTED FOR 2015 JUNE DIRECTORS AND SCREENWRITERS LABS AT SUNDANCE RESORT IN UTAH, MAY 25-JUNE 25

Sundance Institute today announced the 13 projects selected for its annual June Directors and Screenwriters Labs, taking place at the Sundance Resort in Utah from May 25 through June 25. The Labs are the centerpiece of the Institute’s year-round work with narrative feature filmmakers and are part of 24 residential labs the Institute hosts each year to discover and foster the talent of emerging independent … Continue reading SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES 13 PROJECTS SELECTED FOR 2015 JUNE DIRECTORS AND SCREENWRITERS LABS AT SUNDANCE RESORT IN UTAH, MAY 25-JUNE 25

Power of Story: Visions of Independence With George Lucas and Robert Redford at 2015 Sundance Film Festival

  By Monteque Pope- Le Beau   The hottest ticket at Sunday 2015 Sundance Film Festival People were willing to give you whatever they had just to get a ticket to this event. I on the other hand I already have my ticket and I was very lucky to get one! Why were people on the edge of madness over such an event? Because of … Continue reading Power of Story: Visions of Independence With George Lucas and Robert Redford at 2015 Sundance Film Festival

The Way of the Artist: In conversation with Richard Montoya, Writer/Director of the film, “Water and Power”

By: Vernon Nickerson Edited By: Colleen Page The Art of Monteque sat down this week with Richard Montoya, Writer and Director of the soon-to-be-released film Water and Power. We talked about the making of the film and his journey as an artist.  Water and Power is such a strong and meaningful work. What caused you to create it? RICHARD MONTOYA: I was inspired by the … Continue reading The Way of the Artist: In conversation with Richard Montoya, Writer/Director of the film, “Water and Power”

“HITS” to be the first feature film released on BitTorrent Bundle

  DAVID CROSS’ DIRECTORIAL DEBUT “HITS” TO BE RELEASED IN THEATERS AND BITTORRENT AS PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT FEATURE STARTING      FEBRUARY 13 Los Angeles, CA (January 7, 2014) – Honora announced today that it will release HITS in February 2015 as a pay-what-you-want film, in partnership with BitTorrent, Inc.  “HITS”, written and directed by David Cross, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2014. On February 13, it will … Continue reading “HITS” to be the first feature film released on BitTorrent Bundle

SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES JURY MEMBERS FOR 2015 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

Comedian Tig Notaro will host the Festival’s feature film awards ceremony on January 31 in Park City, which will be live streamed at sundance.org. Included on Business Insider’s list of “50 Women Who Are Changing the World” and Rolling Stone‘s list of “50 Funniest People Now,” Notaro was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2014 for her sophomore release LIVE. Still a favorite on Conan and This American Life, and host of her weekly podcast, Professor … Continue reading SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES JURY MEMBERS FOR 2015 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

12 PROJECTS FOR 2015 JANUARY SCREENWRITERS LAB

Participating independent screenwriters – drawn from around the world, including the United States, Latin America, Europe, China, and the Middle East – will have the opportunity to work intensively on their feature film scripts with the support of established writers in an environment that encourages innovation and creative risk-taking. The fellows will work with a distinguished group of Creative Advisors at the Lab, led by … Continue reading 12 PROJECTS FOR 2015 JANUARY SCREENWRITERS LAB