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The Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program (DFP) is a resource for independent documentary filmmakers worldwide working on cinematic documentaries focused on human rights and contemporary-issue themes. Year-round support spans funding, creative support, and audience engagement support for individual films, as well as field-wide support in targeted regions globally. Films supported by the DFP have received widespread distribution via broadcast, theatrical release, DVD, and online distribution, and garnering exceptional industry recognition. Activities include:

“A society without documentaries is like a family without a photo album.” —Sundance DFP supported artist Patricio Guzman

The DFP also convenes events and forges partnerships and initiatives which amplify the use of film as a tool for increasing awareness of key global challenges and which motivate change towards more open and equitable societies.

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