Sundance Institute and Adobe announce 2021 Sundance Ignite x Adobe fellows

Sundance Institute and Adobe announced this year’s Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellows, 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 selected will engage with a year of mentorship and support from … Read more

Sundance Institute announces the 2021 Accessible Futures Intensive Fellows

Sundance Institute has resumed the Accessible Futures Initiative in 2021 as a virtual Intensive. Created in 2019, the Intensive is part of Sundance Institute’s ongoing commitment to deepening outreach to and support of artists with disabilities, including amplifying accessibility at the Sundance Film Festival with guidance and support of our partners at Easterseals Southern California … Read more

Sundance Institute’s Documentary Fund adjusts application, adds assistance to artists with disabilities

For more than 20 years now, the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund has supported the work of nonfiction filmmakers from around the globe. Previous recipients have included projects like Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht’s Crip Camp, Bing Liu’s Minding the Gap, and Talal Derki’s Of Fathers and Sons. This year, as they open the latest call for applicants, the fund’s director, … Read more

Sundance Institute Documentary Fund grants 18 projects

The Sundance Institute has 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 … Read more

Sundance Institute announces class of 2021 episodic fellows

Sundance Institute announced today the 21 Fellows across 18 projects completing its first-ever multi-track Episodic Lab, designed as an immersive two-part experience hosted on Sundance Collab. This year, Fellows were divided into either the Idea to Pilot Track, in which they developed an original pilot from a nascent early idea to a completed original polished draft, or the Series … Read more

Sundance film festival announces 2022 festival dates

The 2022 Festival will take place in-person and online 20-30 January. The Sundance Film Festival team is in the process of designing a safe and accessible festival where audiences and artists can come together to celebrate and discover new work, and each other. Mark your calendars and stay tuned: This summer they will have more … Read more

Sundance Institute names 20 fellows across feature film directors and screenwriters labs, including Native labs

The Sundance Institute has 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 … Read more

Sundance Institute announces virtual Indigenous programme

The Sundance Institute’s commitment to supporting Indigenous artists is apparent throughout their history. Indigenous filmmakers have long been involved in the Institute, going back to Larry Littlebird (Laguna/Santo Domingo Pueblo) and Chris Spotted Eagle (Houmas Nation), who participated in the first meetings founding the Sundance Institute. Following president and founder Robert Redford’s original vision, the … Read more

Keri Putnam to step down as Sundance Institute Chief Executive Officer

Sundance Institute CEO Keri Putnam will be stepping down later this year after more than ten years with the Sundance Institute. Under her leadership, the renowned media and arts non-profit has seen a decade of extraordinary growth and impact. The organisation is uniquely positioned as a leading global advocate for independent artists, diversity in media, … Read more

Join Ellen Kuras ASC for a free Sundance webinar on the art and craft of cinematography

On Saturday 27 March, join cinematographer Ellen Kuras ASC for a Sundance webinar presented by Sony Pictures. Kuras will share how intention and point of view are the core principles of cinematography and tactics you can employ to bring deeper meaning to each frame in your next film. A pioneer behind the camera since the … Read more

Sundance Institute and XRM Media partner to present Sundance Film Festival: Asia

Sundance Institute and XRM Media have collaborated 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 promoting … Read more

Enter the 2021 Sundance Ignite x Adobe Short Film Challenge

The Sundance Institute and Adobe are teaming up to find the next 10 Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellows – emerging filmmakers (ages 18 to 25) who are creating stories that bring their passion, voice, and perspective to life. To choose this year’s fellows, they are holding a short film challenge, asking filmmakers to submit a … Read more

Vitec Group provides State-of-the-art equipment for Sundance Directors Lab

As an Official Provider of Sundance Institute, the Vitec Group supplied mobile power and camera support systems from four of its industry-leading brands — Anton/Bauer, OConnor, Sachtler, and Vinten — for the 2017 Sundance Institute Directors Lab last year, marking several consecutive years of Vitec Group support for this important filmmaking event. Thirteen new independent … Read more