About Sundance Ignite
Sundance Ignite identifies and supports new voices and talent from the next generation of filmmakers and fosters fresh audiences for independent storytelling. Established in 2015 with founding support from Adobe, the program offers individuals ages 18-25 the Ignite Ticket Package, an exclusive chance to see the newest films at the Sundance Film Festival; the Ignite Fellows Program, a competitive and year-round artist development program supporting fifteen emerging filmmakers with a year of mentorship and program opportunities; and Sundance Ignite On Tour, a traveling component designed to engage with students and emerging filmmakers.
Sundance Ignite continues its partnership with Adobe with a special event at Sundance Film Festival: London for emerging filmmakers ages 18-25. The all-day program takes place at Picturehouse Central on 31 May and includes free screenings, workshops and meet-and-greet opportunities with UK-based industry members. Full details coming shortly.
Ignite Ticket Package
The Sundance Film Festival Ignite Ticket Package is an open access reduced-cost ticket package open to ages 18 to 25, and made possible by Adobe’s support of the Sundance Ignite program. It includes screening tickets, a Festival credential, and events that are specially curated for emerging filmmakers, to connect them with Festival filmmakers and the film industry, help them explore the evolving landscape of financing and distribution, introduce them to Sundance Institute artist programs and services, and expand their creative community. Learn More
Sundance Ignite Fellows Program
In partnership with Adobe, the year-long Sundance Ignite Fellowship is open to 18-to-25-year-old emerging documentary and narrative filmmakers. The fellowship kicks off with a free trip to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, where fellows are paired with a Sundance alumni mentor and attend Sundance Ignite events, as well as a specially curated program to prepare them for the year ahead. For the rest of the year, fellows work with their mentors, attend select Sundance Institute programs, enjoy eligibility for internships, and receive additional creative and professional development opportunities as they develop their craft. The fellows also receive a complimentary subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud. To date, 70 fellows have gone through the program, and six alumni have had their short films selected to screen at the 2018 and 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
We are currently shifting the Ignite Fellows Program timeline to better accommodate our fellows and will be accepting new submissions in early 2020. Please check back this fall for more details.
2019 Ignite Fellows
Sundance Institute, in collaboration with Adobe, announced the class of 2019 Sundance Ignite Fellows in November 2018, chosen from a broad global pool of more than 1,200 applicants. The fifteen filmmakers selected for this year’s fellowship hail from three continents, representing seven countries.
Sundance Ignite is supported by Adobe; Arison Arts Foundation; The Birth of a Nation Fellowship, founded by the creative and producing teams of the film; Joshua M. Cohen; and Jason Michael Berman.
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