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About Sundance Institute

Founded in 1981 by Robert Redford, Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides and preserves the space for artists in film, theatre, and new media to create and thrive. The Institute's signature Labs, granting, and mentorship programs, dedicated to developing new work, take place throughout the year in the U.S. and internationally. The Sundance Film Festival and other public programs connect audiences to artists in igniting new ideas, discovering original voices, and building a community dedicated to independent storytelling. Sundance Institute has supported such projects as Mudbound, Get Out, The Big Sick, Strong Island, Blackfish, Top of the Lake, Winter's Bone, The Wolfpack, Dear White People, Brooklyn, Little Miss Sunshine, 20 Feet From Stardom, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Spring Awakening, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and Fun Home.

Festival Press Information

Accreditation for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival
Thank you for your interest in covering the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The initial accreditation application window is now open until November 16. If you have previously been accredited by our office, you should have already received instructions on how to apply for this year's Festival. If you did not receive instructions on how to re-apply, or if you are interested in applying for credentials for the first time, please email

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How can I attend the 2019 Sundance Film Festival as press?
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How can I cover other year-round Sundance Institute programs?
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