Fiction or Documentary: In recent years, Sundance has conducted two labs, one for fiction film and one for documentary. For 2018 we will be running one lab that will bring together filmmakers in both areas. As the line between fiction and documentary has blurred in recent years, we feel that the community of artists will benefit from cross-pollination. Composers will apply to the program as a whole and once accepted will be assigned either a fiction or documentary project to work on during the Lab.
Advice for Applicants
Instead of trying to second guess what the Selection Committee is looking for, make sure and send music that is uniquely yours, that represents your original voice. Don't be discouraged if you are not accepted on the first try; it is not uncommon for an applicant to be accepted after several attempts.
Support for the Film Music Program
The Sundance Institute Film Music Program is supported by Time Warner Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, BMI, Christophe Beck and Jane WangBeck, The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, The Film Music Foundation, and ASCAP (American Society of Composers Authors & Publishers).
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