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. 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 Festival and industry experience; and Sundance Ignite On Tour, a traveling component designed to engage with students and emerging filmmakers.
Ignite Ticket Package
The Sundance Film Festival Ignite Ticket Package is a reduced-cost ticket package open to ages 18 to 25. It includes screening tickets, a Festival credential, and access to events that are specially curated for emerging filmmakers, which 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 provide opportunities for networking. Learn More
Sundance Ignite Fellows Program
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In partnership with Adobe Project 1324, the yearlong Sundance Ignite Fellowship is open to 18-to-24-year-old emerging documentary and narrative filmmakers. It kicks off with a free trip to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, where fellows are paired with a Sundance alum mentor and attend special Ignite events. 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. They also receive a complimentary Adobe Creative Cloud subscription from Project 1324.
2018 Ignite Fellows
These are the fifteen fellows selected for the 2018 Sundance Ignite Fellowship:
Sundance Ignite on Tour
Sundance Ignite on Tour travels with films and filmmakers to college campuses, community centers, and arts organizations for screenings, discussions, Short Film Masterclasses, workshops, and case studies. For more information about how to bring Sundance Ignite to your area, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sundance Ignite is supported by Adobe Project 1324; Arison Arts Foundation; The Birth of a Nation Fellowship, founded by the creative and producing teams of the film; Syracuse University; and Joshua M. Cohen.
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