Archives Collections

Sundance Institute Collection

(c. 1979 - Present) documents the organization's history, including major changes, developments, and growth through correspondence, board of trustee reports, photographic material, audio and video recordings, press releases, publications, and press clippings.

Feature Film Program Collection

(c. 1981 - Present) contains items related to current and past Labs including the January Screenwriters Lab, Filmmakers/Directors Lab, June Screenwriters Lab, Producers Conference/Summit, Creative Producers Initiative Lab as well as the individuals and films supported by the Feature Film Program, and its grants, including the NHK Filmmaker Award. The collection consists of correspondence, reports, photographic material, audio and video recordings, screenplays, publications, and press releases.

Theatre Program Collection

(c. 1980 - Present) documents the development and progression of the Theatre Program and its labs including the Utah Playwrights Conference/Sundance Playwrights Laboratory, Children's Theatre Lab, Theatre Lab, Playwright's Retreat at the Ucross Foundation, Theater Lab at White Oak Plantation, East Africa Theatre Lab, Theatre Lab at MASS MoCA, and Theatre Lab at Governors Island. The collection contains correspondence, reports, photographic material, publications, and press releases.

Documentary Film Program Collection

(c. 2001- Present) consists of materials related to the Documentary Film Grant (known as the Soros Film Grant from 1996 - 2001), Documentary Edit and Story Lab, Documentary Composers Lab, partnerships with other organizations such as the Skoll Foundation, and the individuals supported by the program. The collection contains correspondence, reports, photographic material, interviews, publications, and press releases.

Native American & Indigenous Program Collection

(c. 1992 - Present) documents the growth of the program and its artists through the early 1990s in the Feature Film Program to the development of the Native Filmmakers Lab. The collection consists of correspondence, reports, photographic material, video recordings, publications, and press releases.

Film Music Program Collection

(c. 1986 - 1989, 1998 - Present) contains items related to the development of the Composers Lab in the mid-1980s, its resurrection in 1998, growth and influence, and the artists it has supported. The collection's contents include reports, photographic material, audio and video recordings, scores, publications, and press releases.

Sundance Film Festival Collection

(c. 1979 - 1984, 1985 - Present) documents the development, growth, and changes of the Sundance Film Festival (known as the Utah U.S. Film Festival, United States Film and Video Festival, and United States Film Festival throughout the 1980s) as well as the films screened, filmmakers supported, its events, and participants. The collection contains correspondence, reports, photographic material, interviews, audio and video recordings, publications, ephemera, press releases, and press clippings.

Community Programs Collection

(c. 1987 - Present) contains material related to past and present programs including the Sundance Children's Theatre Series, Sundance Theatre Series, Reel Stories, Outdoor Film Festival, Documentary Film Series, Art House Theatre Project, and Sundance Institute Film Series. The collection's contents include photographic material, audio and video recordings, scripts, publications, and press releases.

Special Projects and past Labs Collection

(c. 1987 - Present) documents the one off activities and events, unrelated to the collections already mentioned above, including but not limited to the Dance Lab, Directing the Actor Workshop, Writing Workshops, and Global Short Film Project. The collection contains correspondence, photographic material, video recordings, publications, and press releases.