Sundance Institute Press Center

Welcome to the Sundance Institute press center, where members of the media can find our latest news, press releases, images and all things press related!

Press Center FAQs

Q: What projects has Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival previously supported?
A: Learn about the past artists and projects Sundance Institute has supported by searching our Online Archives or downloading our Sundance Institute Fact Sheet.

Q: How can I be added to your news release distribution list?
A: To sign up for our news release distribution list, email press@sundance.org.

Q: Who do I contact if I need an interview or want to do a story about Sundance Institute or the Sundance Film Festival?
A: Contact the Media Relations department at press@sundance.org.

Q: I am a journalist who wants to attend and cover the Sundance Film Festival. What do I do?
A: The accreditation application for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival will be posted here in late October and close in early December.

Q: I am a journalist who wants to view live streams of panels and events. What do I do?
A: The Day One Press Conference, select events and panels will be live streamed at youtube.com/sff.

Q: I am a journalist who wants to cover the Sundance Institute Lab programs. What do I do?
A: We welcome press interest in our Labs. For information please contact press@sundance.org.

Q: How do I obtain high-resolution images from the Sundance Film Festival or Sundance Institute Labs?
A: For film stills, Festival and Lab images, go to sundance.org/images or image.net. If you have specific requests unavailable on those sites, please email press@sundance.org.


Questions? Comments? Interview requests? press@sundance.org


Institute Press

Sundance Institute Fact Sheet

The Sundance Institute Fact Sheet outlines key statistics and information about the many programs and initiatives of the Sundance Institute, including Sundance Film Festival, residential Labs, and other public programming.

Click here to download the Sundance Institute Fact Sheet.

IMAGES AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS

Images related to Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival are available at sundance.org/images. All photos are copyrighted and may be used by press only for the purpose of one-time reproduction and only when including proper image credits and/or ‘Courtesy of Sundance Institute.’ Unauthorized use, alteration or reproduction of logos and photos is strictly prohibited.

Interview Requests

The Press Office is here to coordinate interviews with Institute staff, Festival programmers, operations personnel and other officials. Email press@sundance.org with your specific request, deadline and press outlet for which you are on assignment. We will do our best to accommodate all requests, recognizing it is not always possible to do so. In order to meet press deadlines, advanced notice is always appreciated.

Sundance Institute Boilerplate

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 Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Sin Nombre, The Invisible War, The Square, Dirty Wars, Spring Awakening, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and Fun Home. Join Sundance Institute on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.


Festival Press

Sundance Film Festival

Accreditation
Thank you for your interest in applying for official press accreditation for Sundance Film Festival 2017. Please check back in the fall for instructions on how to apply. If you have any questions, please contact us at presscoverage@sundance.org.

Press & Industry Screening Grid
The 2017 P&I screening schedule will be available in December.

Sundance NEXT FEST

Sundance NEXT FEST will take place in August 2016. The weekend-long summer festival celebrates the renegade spirit of independent artists by pairing new independent films with either a special music act that shares a complementary artistic sensibility or conversations between the filmmakers and those who inspired them.

The Sundance Institute Press Office grants press accreditation to a limited number of journalists. Accredited press may request complimentary tickets to screenings and performances taking place during the Festival, as well as access to press lines preceding all screenings. The Sundance Institute Press Office can also assist with coordinating interviews with filmmakers, musicians and talent as needed.

The press credential application process for Sundance NEXT FEST will open this Summer. If you have any questions, please email press@sundance.org.

For images, please visit: http://press.sundance.org/press?page=1&q=next+fest

Festival Press Office
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The 2015 Festival takes place January 22-February 1 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.

Contact Us
Sundance Film Festival Press Office
press@sundance.org

Press Office Festival Location
Ballrooms 1 and 2, Festival Headquarters
Park City Marriott
1895 Sidewinder Dr.
Park City, UT 84060

Hours of Operation
Wednesday, January 21
Noon - 6:00 p.m. (credential pick up only)

Thursday, January 22– Saturday, January 31
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 1
8:00 a.m. - noon

Accreditation

We invite members of the press to cover the Sundance Film Festival from offsite or to request onsite press accreditation. The accreditation application for the Sundance Film Festival can be found here and will be open until December 8th, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. MT. To complete the application form, we ask members of the press for basic background information, as well as relevant film work samples and a coverage plan for the Sundance Film Festival.

Photos

Images related to Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival are available at www.sundance.org/images. All photos are copyrighted and may be used by press only for the purpose of one-time reproduction and only when including proper image credits and/or ‘Courtesy of Sundance Institute.’ Unauthorized use, alteration or reproduction of logos and photos is strictly prohibited.

Interview Requests

The Press Office is here to coordinate interviews with Festival programmers, Institute staff, operations personnel and other officials, as well as with filmmakers, New Frontier artists, musicians, talent and crew. Email press@sundance.org with your specific request, deadline and press outlet for which you are on assignment. We will do our best to accommodate all requests, recognizing it is not always possible to do so. In order to meet press deadlines, advanced notice is always appreciated.

We also have limited space available to us for these interviews; please contact us at least 24 hours in advance if you are in need of interview space.

Press Accreditation
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Thank you for your interest in covering the Sundance Film Festival. The accreditation application for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival is now closed. Please email presscoverage@sundance.org if you have any questions.

We invite members of the press to cover the Sundance Film Festival from offsite or to request onsite press accreditation. The accreditation application for the Sundance Film Festival can be found here and will be open until December 8, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. MT. To complete the application form, we ask members of the press for basic background information, as well as relevant film work samples and a coverage plan for the Sundance Film Festival.

Festival Documents
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Publicity Contacts
The Publicity Contacts sheet containting a detailed list of publicity contacts for each film and New Frontier installation.

publicity contacts

Press & Industry Screening Grid
Press & Industry screenings are open only to accredited members of the Festival Press Office and Industry Office. You must present your credentials when entering Press & Industry screenings.

This document will be updated periodically leading up to and through the Festival.

P&I Grid

Photographers & Videographers at the Festival
Journalists accredited by the Festival’s Press Office can request a photography ‘tag’ for an accompanying photographer or videographer. When displayed prominently, tags allow photo and video access to venues and events. Due to space constraints we are not able to provide tags to photographers that are not accompanying a journalist accredited by the Festival/

Tags can be requested by press line, panel, event or venue, and you must indicate your specific plans for photo and video (what you are requesting access to, how photos and video will be used, etc.). For photographers covering more than three press lines an ‘All Press Lines’ tag can be requested; Please note that these are extremely limited. All tags must be picked up in the Press Office.

For any questions please contact presscoverage@sundance.org.

Press line and venue access forms will be posted in mid-December.


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