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

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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...

Save the Date for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

We can’t wait to return to Park City, Salt Lake City — and beyond — for next year’s Sundance Film Festival. The 2022 Festival will take place in-person and online January 20-30. We are in the process of designing a safe and accessible Festival where our audiences and artists can come together to celebrate and discover new work, and each other. Mark your calendars and stay tuned: This summer we will have more details to help you craft your plan and arrange for ...

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

Customized Support for Emerging Creators, in Collaborative Digital Environment The Sundance Institute today 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&...

Sundance Institute CEO Keri Putnam stepping down

Happy to share this letter from Sundance Institute CEO Keri Putnam To our Sundance community — After 10 deeply rewarding years, I have decided that it is the right time for me to step down as CEO of the Sundance Institute. Leading this incredible organization through a volatile era in media with the help of such a passionate and talented group of colleagues, artists, audiences, board members, partners, friends, and donors has been one of the greatest joys of my life. As I work...

Sundance Film Festival 2021 : Context and Data

by Claus Mueller, filmexchange@gmail.com  New York The Sundance 2021 festival is covered in  two parts. In this first part the new context for Sundance 2021 is discussed; its customized festival model, the audience Sundance reached this year, and a listing of productions purchased to date, as well as the sponsors supporting this year’s edition. In the second part, which will be posted next week, I will review several features and documentaries. The radical film and telev...

Solid online attendance for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival

2021 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AUDIENCE ATTENDANCE Sundance’s Largest-Ever Audience Comes Together Around Independent Storytelling  The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced attendance information for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, which took place both online and in-person in 20 cities across the country from January 28 through February 3. The seven day Festival reached a total audience 2.7 times larger than at the typical 11 day Utah edition, despite the shorter durat...

Sundance Interview with the team behind First Date

Sundance 2021 Interview by Emmanuel Itier with  FIRST DATE Director Manuel Crosby, Producer-Actor Brandon Kraus and actors: Tyson Brown and Shelby Duclos. FIRST DATE, played in the NEXT category at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival: After being conned into buying a shady '65 Chrysler, Mike's first date plans with girl-next-door Kelsey implode as he finds himself targeted by criminals, cops, and a crazy cat lady.   Q: How did this film come together, tell me about the ...

It's a wrap!: VIDEO Ambiance, Trailers, Clips & full Coverage from Sundance 2021

Festival director Tabitha Jackson leads a celebratory end to the 2021 Sundance Film Festival's all-new experience by bringing audiences together for one last word in the virtual space. This very special Sundance edition offered 71 Features, 50 Shorts, 4 Indie Series, 14 New Frontier Projects.  Watch our video channel from Sundance / Park City featuring Interviews, ambiance, trailers and clips THE SUNDANCE PARK CITY CHANNEL Our full coverage with exclusive one on one inter...

Sundance Interview with WEIRDO NIGHT Director Mariah Garnett and actress Jibz Cameron aka “Dynasty Handbag”

WEIRDO NIGHT @ Sundance 2021.   Director Mariah Garnett and actress Jibz Cameron aka “Dynasty Handbag” interviewed by Emmanuel Itier for filmfestivals.com.   When COVID times hit, things were already weird for legendary performance artist Dynasty Handbag. Yes, she did have a regularly scheduled feeding off of the live energy of humans during monthly performances at Zebulon in Los Angeles. But when quarantine emptied the place, she took her show to the next level&...

Sundance 2021 Day 7 it's a wrap

  WHAT’S ON TODAY We’ve nearly reached the end, friends. Freshen up your home theater, pull on your nicest sweats, put on a pot of your strongest coffee, and settle in for a full-day celebration of independent storytelling as we close out the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.  Start your day at 9:00 a.m. MT with our Festival director Tabitha Jackson—during It’s a Wrap, she’ll be taking a look back at the last week and offering some part...

Hive wins big in Sundance with three key awards

The Director of Hive, Blerta Basholli, received three prizes for her film competing in Sundance 2021: the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic, the Directing Award: World Cinema Dramatic, the film also won The Audience Award: World Cinema Dramatic...What else? Watch her moving acceptance speeches     WE HAVE GOT THE GRAND JURY PRIZE AS WELL?...       Check the Interview she gave Emmanuel Itier a few days ago for filmfestivals.com ...

VIDEO: Watch the Sundance 2021 Awards Ceremony

After six days and 73 feature films, the 2021 Sundance Film Festival’s Awards Ceremony took place tonight, hosted by actor and comedian Patton Oswalt, with jurors presenting 24 prizes for feature filmmaking and seven for Short Films. Honorees, named in total below, represent new achievements in global independent storytelling. Bold, intimate, and humanizing stories prevailed across categories, with Grand Jury Prizes awarded to CODA (U.S. Dramatic), Summer ...

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