four-day film festival in Los Angeles featuring screenings, panels, parties, and filmmaker workshops


Hollywood Forever Cemetery Screening:
American Movie
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NEXT WEEKEND will kickoff with an outdoor screening of a classic Sundance film that exemplifies what NEXT <=> is all about---an undying passion to make movies against odds and with limited resources. This screening will take place at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in conjunction with Cinespia. Having firmly established itself as one of the coolest cinematic venues in Los Angeles, it is the ideal location for us to launch NEXT WEEKEND and to bring together all the renegade film lovers of LA.

Tickets will be $12 to attend the screening and you do NOT have to be 21 to attend. Sundance Institute Members have access to a members-only line at the opening night screening.

NEXT SUNDAY, August 11th - Get Tickets

NEXT WEEKEND expands to some our favorite cultural organizations across the city. Each of our four cultural collaborators will host an exclusive screening of a NEXT WEEKEND film with the filmmaker in attendance.

Tickets are $15. Ticket Purchase info and pick-up varies based on screening.

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Sundance Cinemas Screenings - Get Tickets

Tickets for NEXT WEEKEND Sundance Sunset Cinemas screenings are $15 and first-come, first-served. Advance tickets will go on sale to Sundance Institute Members only on July 16, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. PST. We will be auditing all sales to make sure only Members purchase during this period. All remaining tickets will be available to the general public on July 18, 2013. Please note: All patrons must be 21 years of age to purchase or attend NEXT WEEKEND screenings at the Sundance Cinemas.

All ticket pick-up will be Will Call in the Sundance Sunset Cinemas theatre lobby. Simply present your photo ID and the credit card used to purchase. Sundance Institute Members – please be ready to provide membership card at pick-up or email the name of the individual picking up your tickets in advance. All tickets will be held strictly for the patron who purchased. If you are unable to pick up your tickets, please provide your representative with a signed note and copy of your personal ID (showing your signature).

ShortsLab: LA - Get Tickets

Recognizing the important role shorts have in cinema, storytelling, and culture, Sundance Institute presents ShortsLab: LA to help empower the next generation of artists. Filmmakers are invited to participate in this full-day seminar of Sundance-organized screenings, panels, and discussions to offer firsthand insight and access into the world of story development, production, and exhibition of narrative short-form storytelling.

Sundance Institute Members receive a 10% discount on tickets to ShortsLab. Join now at For more information, contact the Membership Office at 310-492-2301 or