Creative Labs bring together a community of world class documentary directors, editors and producers to support the development of Documentary Fund grantee projects from around the world. Labs are eight day intensive residential retreats where the art of nonfiction storytelling is engaged in with rigor and candor. All Documentary Labs are by invitation only.
The Documentary Film Program has established a portfolio of innovative field-building creative partnerships and international collaborations that benefit the global documentary community. These strategic initiatives provide funding and networking opportunities for established filmmakers, and support and mentorship emerging international artists. Activities include, convenings, workshops, solicited requests for proposals and one-on-one meetings. Partnerships include:
The Sundance Documentary Film program believes that artful storytelling can transform conversations and cultures. Through our non-recoupable grants and artist support opportunities, we seek to engage with fresh voices and veterans in the field who are pursuing financially viable nonfiction projects with clear and forward going storytelling, strong artistic vision and the potential to reach an audience. Our staff can be found attending Forums and Festivals around the globe in the hopes of connecting with filmmakers and artists and we are always available via email at email@example.com
Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program is made possible by founding support from Open Society Foundations. Generous additional support is provided by Skoll Foundation; the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Ford Foundation; the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; The Charles Engelhard Foundation; Hilton Worldwide; The Rockefeller Foundation; Arcus Foundation; TED; Time Warner Foundation; CNN Films; the Joan and Lewis Platt Foundation; Compton Foundation; Threshold Foundation; the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; Candescent Films; Kenneth Cole Productions; the J.A. & H.G. Woodruff, Jr. Charitable Trust; Nancy Blachman and David desJardins; and the S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation.