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

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Just announced: Sundance 2021 talks and events

THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL GOES BEYOND FILM The lineup for this year’s Festival goes well beyond feature and short films, episodic work, and New Frontier—we are also bringing a robust program of online special events, conversations, and activations available for free to the global public. Meet us on January 28 at the Opening Night Welcome, and then start your day every morning with The Sundance Dailies, a guide to what’s happening that day, hosted by our ...

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 3, 2021. Tickets for these addi...

Sundance Institute reveals the 15 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 Advisors. Under the leadership of ...

Cloud 21 PR International and Kultura PR International will present the fourth annual "Indie Entertainment Showcase 2021"

  Cloud 21 PR International and Kultura PR International will present the fourth annual "Indie Entertainment Showcase 2021" special event that will be held virtually during the time of the Park City, Utah film festival. The online event "Indie Entertainment Showcase 2021" is scheduled for January 30, 2021 at 12 p.m. PST/3 p.m. EST. Register for the complimentary event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-indie-entertainment-showcase-...

Exploring Sundance 2021 lineup

EXPLORE THE 2021 FESTIVAL LINEUP Bold new discoveries, groundbreaking VR/AR, statement-making shorts, genre films that will keep you up well past midnight… Collectively, the projects in the 2021 Sundance Film Festival lineup are sure to generate conversations all year long. This week we unveiled the selections and online schedule in our new Festival Program Guide. The 2021 Festival is coming to you wherever you are, online or in your community, with a slate of 70+ features, 5...

How to fest at Sundance 2021

The 2021 Festival is going to be a bit different, and to make the most of your experience, you’ll want to start diving into How to Fest. It’s your guide to immersing yourself in our live premieres, learning about your ticketing options, and joining in on conversations with fellow cinephiles from all over the world. Get the Details ...

2021 Sundance Film Festival: Full Program Announced

72 Features, 50 Shorts, 4 Indie Series, 14 New Frontier Projects to Debut on Feature-Rich Digital Platform & Satellite Screens Nationwide Top L–R: Ma Belle My Beauty; Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir; We’re All Going to The World’s Fair. Bottom L–R: Little Miss Fate; To Miss The Ending; Would You Rather. The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the showcase of new independent work selected across the Feature Film, Short Fi...

Sundance unveils details for core online festival plans

Festival Offers Robust Online Platform and Announces Screening Partnerships with Independent Cinemas and Cultural Organizations The nonprofit Sundance Institute has unveiled plans for the seven-day 2021 Sundance Film Festival, offered digitally via a custom-designed online platform (festival.sundance.org) alongside drive-ins, independent arthouses, and a network of local community partnerships. The online expression of the Sundance Film Festival will provide global access for storytellers an...

Indie Entertainment Showcase and online panel during Sundance 2021

  Click Play to Watch The Event!  Kultura PR and Cloud 21 recently held the 3rd Annual Production Without Borders event. An incredible success, the event, that garnered over 3,500 views, featured Yasmine Al Massri (Quantico, Refugee, Caramel, Miral), Larry Kasanoff (Threshold Entertainment Group, Mortal Kombat, Terminator 2), Christina Rose (MirrorWater Entertainment), directing duo Jason Greer and Vanessa Cicarelli (Birdy &...

Unveiling the 2021 Festival hybrid plans

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Welcome to the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. A new chapter filled with possibilities. Despite the challenges this year has brought, nothing could stop us from celebrating independent film, visionary artists, unique perspectives, and you, our adventurous audiences. So, for the first time ever, we are bringing the festival to you—both online and in the real world across the US and beyond.   The heart of our festival is our community. The joining of artists and audiences forms something...

Sundance Institute 2020 Vanguard Award to Honor Radha Blank

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 achi...

Sundance Institute Announces Seven New Members of Board of Trustees

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 steer the entire organization and also act in an advisory capacity. The distinguished new Trustees br...

Sundance Institute Names 12 Fellows for Reimagined Episodic Lab: Pilot to Series

  Sundance Institute announced today 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. Beginning with the Lab, Fellows will benefit from a full year of customized, ongoing support from Feature Film Program staff, Creative Advisors and Industry Mentors, led by...

Gina Duncan Joins Sundance Institute as Producing Director, Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Institute today 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.   Pictured: Tabitha Jackson and  Kim Yutani. As Producing Director, Duncan will integrate the artistic vision of the Festival with its practical, audience-facing elements. She’ll work with ...

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

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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.  The ten selected project teams wil...

Carrie Lozano Joins Sundance Institute as Director, Documentary Film Program

Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker & Journalist to Lead Support of Nonfiction Field   Sundance Institute today 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 elevate t...

Sundance Institute Announces 2020 Creative Producing Labs Fellows

Sundance Institute today 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 and Artist Support Director&n...

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 today, chosen from a global pool of more than 1,600 applicants. Hailing from a broad geography, from Nashville to Hong Kong, and rooted in a diverse array of creative disciplines from documentary filmmaking to narrative shorts, these...

A Message from the Sundance Festival Director Tabitha Jackson

Although this planning had started as a response to an economic downturn and global health crisis, it became an opportunity for creative and expansive thinking. So enough of the conceptual stuff — what might this look like on the ground? Seven months out, we are actively planning for the following public health scenario: We are allowed to gather, but there is no widely available COVID-19 vaccine. With the knowledge that as of now socially distanced gatherings are permitted in Utah and o...

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 voice through mentorship as well as creative and strate...

Sundance Institute’s 2020 Directors & Screenwriters Lab Fellows

  11 independent filmmakers developing 10 projects have been selected for the 2020 Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Labs, reimagined and expressed digitally this year on Sundance Co//ab. These Labs are at the heart of the nonprofit Institute’s long-standing support for artists, and will connect curated selections of Fellows with Creative Advisors and Industry mentors across multiple disciplines. At the Directors Lab (June 1-19th), filmmakers will...

Sundance Institute Announces Latest Documentary Fund Grantees

22 Projects from 19 Countries Receive Unrestricted Support Sundance Institute today named the global cohort of 22 independent nonfiction filmmakers and their projects that comprise the latest Grantees of the Institute’s Documentary Fund.   Grant support, unrestricted and totaling $520,000, will be extended to projects in all stages of development, production, post-production and audience engagement; grants are made possible by Open Society Foundations and MacArthur Foundati...

Sundance Institute Announces 2020 New Frontier Story Lab Fellows

Groundbreaking Group of Emerging Media Creatives Convene to  Push the Boundaries of Storytelling and Technology Six projects and artist teams have been selected for the 2020 Sundance Institute New Frontier Story Lab, which supports independent artists working at the cutting-edge convergence of film, art, media, live performance, and technology.   Reimagined for this year as a digital experience on Sundance Co//ab, the New Frontier Story Lab empowers independent creativ...

Announcing the 1M$ Sundance Institute COVID-19 Respond and Reimagine Plan

  Announcing the Sundance Institute COVID-19 Respond and Reimagine Plan with $1Million in Emergency Relief for Independent Artists and Organizations Being an independent artist means daring to tell bold, authentic stories with no strings attached and no compromises. It means taking risks, centering new perspectives, searching for meaning, and deepening our connection to the world around us.    The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a bright light on the importance of art, remin...

A note from Sundance on COVID-19

Dear Sundance Institute family and friends, As the coronavirus crisis forces festivals including SXSW, Tribeca, and many others to cancel or postpone, we at Sundance Institute stand with our peer organizations, and commend them for making the difficult but responsible choice to prioritize public health and well-being. As always, we remain dedicated to the safety of our audiences, artists, and staff, and are committed to doing our part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. With that...

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