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The 2021 Sundance Film Festival runs from Jan. 28 - Feb.3, in Park City, Utah

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The Sundance Festival Comes to Satellite Screens

In 2022, the Sundance Film Festival is coming to you online and in seven different cities around the country. Find a Satellite Screen theater close to you and grab tickets to the program now.  The Sundance Institute is once again teaming up with mission-driven art house cinemas to bring the Sundance Film Festival experience into local communities across the country. Each of this year’s chosen Satellite Screens will introduce a curated selection of the 2022 Festival lineup to the...

2022 Sundance Film Festival: latest additions announced

 Two World-Premiere Documentaries Added to Festival Lineup;   The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the addition of two world premiere feature films for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival will  take place online at Festival.Sundance.org; on The Spaceship, a bespoke immersive platform; and in person at seven Satellite Screens venues around the country during the Festival’s second weekend. The Festival takes place January 20–30, 2022; tic...

Sundance is back online AND single film tickets are on sale this week

  After making some updates to optimize our Festival website over the weekend, our site is live once again! And with that, Festival packages are on sale once more, which means you can still get advance access to ticket selection and secure the films you want to see! This is your last chance to purchase your packages before Single Film Tickets go on sale this Thursday (Wednesday for our members pre-sale). Current ticketholders: If you made a ticket selection before January 5, 2022...

Exploring the Sundance 2022 program

The Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides and preserves the space for artists in film, theater, and media to create and thrive. The Institute’s signature labs, grants, mentorship and educational programs are dedicated to developing new work and take place year-round. One of the ways that we support these artists is through the Sundance Film Festival. We are excited to introduce the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, brought to life...

Sadly Sundance will be moving online this year

As a nonprofit arts organization, the Sundance Institute has held the Sundance Film Festival for close to forty years to support artists and introduce their work to audiences, creating a community around independent storytelling.   We have been looking forward to our first fully hybrid Sundance Film Festival and our teams have spent a year planning a festival like no other. But despite the most ambitious protocols, the Omicron variant with its unexpectedly high transmissibility...

Announcing the Jury Members of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

    The 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 voices ac...

COVID-19 safety protocols for the upcoming Sundance Festival

    UPDATES ON COVID-19 HEALTH SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR THE 2022 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL  The health safety of our community is paramount. The 2022 Sundance Film Festival has been designed as a hybrid event that has flexibility for attendees to participate in-person and/or online. Early on, the Festival put in place strict in-person health safety measures requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated and to wear masks in all venues and lines. Testing requirements ...

Explore the 2022 Sundance Short Film Program

  Driven by innovation and experimentation, the Short Film Program presented by XRM Media calls out filmmaking’s most original voices. Watch the shorts this year with the Explorer Pass! Discover the Lineup    ...

The 2022 Sundance Film Festival Program Is Here

From Premieres and Competition Films, to Midnight and New Frontier offerings, the complete lineup of features chosen for January’s Fest is here today.  US DRAMATIC COMPETITION World premieres of fiction feature films, the Dramatic Competition offers Festivalgoers a first look at groundbreaking new voices in American independent film. View These Films US DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION World-premiere American documentaries t...

Sundance Institute’s New Interdisciplinary Program Names Grantees, Art of Practice Fellows

New Collaborative “Exploded Lab” Format Supports Artists As They Explore Creating Across Disciplines The Sundance Institute’s Interdisciplinary Program (IDP) is pleased to announce supported artists of two new cohorts: the 2021 Interdisciplinary Program Grantees and the 2021-2022 Art of Practice Fellows. The nonprofit Institute’s mission and values have nurtured a powerful community of artists throughout its 40-year history, and developed a flexible and innova...

20 Nonfiction Projects Receive Grants from the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program

No Other Land: Two young men stand facing each other in conversation within a vast, hilly landscape. The nonprofit Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program (DFP) announced today its latest cohort of 20 nonfiction films receiving Sundance Institute Documentary Fund Grants. The fund offers non-recoupable support for nonfiction projects that continue to elevate and advance cultural dialogue and break new ground in creativity and innovation from filmmakers with a distinct voic...

Sundance Fest from Coast to Coast via Satellite

For 2022, Sundance is teaming up again, for the second time, with arthouse cinemas around the country to bring exciting Festival features directly into local communities, along with custom programming. See where this year’s Satellite Screens are landing: Onto the Details 2022 Sundance Film Festival Satellite Screens a/perture cinema Winston-Salem, North Carolina ...

VIDEO: The 2022 Sundance Film Festival Warm-Up Trailer

The 2022 Sundance Film Festival is just around the corner! Whether you’re planning on joining us in snow-covered Park City or logging on from the comfort of your couch in January, it’s time to start getting into the Festival spirit. Begin planning your Festival experience now on our newly relaunched website, where you’ll find information on ticketing options, COVID-19 precautions, technical requirements for online screenings, and so much more. Go now: festival.sundance.org ...

Going emotional about Sundance: Filmmakers share their past festival memories

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  In anticipation of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, unspooling online and in person January 20–30, Sundance Institute shared stories from award-winning filmmakers Kirsten Johnson, Yance Ford, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, and Nicole Holofcener, who told us all about their adventures at the Sundance Film Festival.  Kirsten Johnson (left) with her dad Yance Ford:  “I remember the house was packed. My family was all there — all these people that I respected,...

Announcing the 2021 Fellows for the inaugural Sundance Institute Producers Intensive

  We’re thrilled to announce the 10 fellows selected to participate in the inaugural Sundance Institute Producers Intensive, taking place digitally on October 21-22, 2021. Recognizing the immense challenges of creating work during this time and the dearth of existing opportunities for support, the Producers Intensive marks a new collaboration between the Sundance Documentary Film and Feature Film Programs to increase support for independent producers. The Intensi...

Vanguard Award to filmmaker Siân Heder and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson

Sundance Institute Vanguard Award Celebration Honoring Summer Of Soul director Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and CODA director Siân Heder Celebration took place October 20, 2021                The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today that it will present the 2021 Vanguard Award to filmmaker Siân Heder for her work on her feature film CODA, and film...

Gun Violence & Documentary Film: Sundance Institute Names Kendeda Fund Grantees

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 today 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 i...

Sundance Institute Names former TIFF executive Joana Vicente as new CEO

Jona Vicente Comes to Sundance Primed to Further Its Mission as a Fierce Advocate for Independent Artists That Inspire and Influence All Around the World   The Sundance Institute Board of Trustees announced today that it has named longtime filmmaker and executive Joana Vicente as its next CEO. She joins the renowned media and arts nonprofit at a time of extraordinary growth and impact, in which it is uniquely positioned as a leading global advocate for independent artists, diversity...

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

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 and on-sale dates, and elaborating upon earlier health and safety guidelines. “Our programming team, led by the fearless Kim Yutani, is deep into screening the mountain of submissions we have already received this ...

Your First Look at Sundance 2022

A Word from Tabitha Jackson Earlier this summer, our Festival director, Tabitha Jackson, mapped out her vision for 2022 — a new convergence that will bring together adventurous audiences from all over the world. Here’s a preview of what’s to come this January, in case you missed it. Read the Letter Your First Look at 2022  In 2021, we came together online to celebrate independent storytelling, finding new ways to connect as a community despite our geograph...

Message from Festival Director Tabitha Jackson on the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

Tabitha Jackson's 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 have gathered at the Festival to affirm the transformative power of independent film and media....

Sundance Institute Board Of Trustees Announces Board Changes

The Sundance Institute Board of Trustees today announced that Ebs Burnough will serve as the nonprofit’s next Chair, Board of Trustees, starting in October 2021. Ebs was appointed as the Board’s Vice Chair in 2020, and he will succeed Pat Mitchell when her term as Chair expires in October 2021. She will continue on as a Trustee when Ebs assumes the role of Chair. Pat has been an actively engaged Trustee for 25 years, serving as Chair of the Development Committee...

Sundance celebrating 40 years of fiercely independent artists

To the Sundance community — In the summer of 1981, Robert Redford founded Sundance Institute to foster independence, creativity, and emerging talent. As he later reflected: “For me, Sundance Institute is an extension of something I believed in, which is creating a mechanism for new voices to have a place to develop and be heard.” This summer marks the 40th anniversary since our very first summer lab, where a cohort of 16 filmmakers came together in Utah to develop...

Sundance Institute Announces Inaugural Uprise Grant Fund Recipients & Arts Organization Grants: Supporting Bipoc Artists

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  Over $420,000 Provided in Unrestricted, Targeted Funding to Artists and Arts Organizations and Collectives   As part of the nonprofit Sundance Institute's continued commitment to supporting artists from historically excluded communities, the Institute announced today its latest grantees for both the Uprise Grant Fund and Arts Organization Grants. The Uprise Grant Fund supports BIPOC artists whose careers and creative development have been harm...

Women’s Financing Intensive, from WIF & Sundance Institute, Elevates Twelve Feature Projects with Tailored Support

Women’s Financing Intensive, from WIF & Sundance Institute, Elevates Twelve Feature Projects with Tailored Support Intensive equips filmmakers with financing strategies and introduces them to leading financiers. Los Angeles — The Sundance Institute and WIF (Women In Film, Los Angeles) today announce the projects and creators selected for the annual WIF and Sundance Institute Financing Intensive. The Intensive is designed to help women producers—fiction and documentar...

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