About Film Music Program
Sundance Institute Film Music Program, led by Peter Golub connects composers and directors, giving them first-hand experience of the collaborative process, with the goal of nurturing the development of music in film. At the Sundance Film Festival, the Program raises the profile of music in film through a series of concerts, events and panels.
Each summer, Sundance Institute holds two Labs for composers, one focusing on feature film, the other on documentaries. Both Labs provide a group of talented composers with valuable first-hand experience composing for film. By pairing participating composers with emerging filmmakers supported by the Institute's Feature Film Program and Documentary Film Program, the two Labs aim to enhance the role of music in independent film. Each filmmaker/composer pair also works closely with an in-house Sound Designer from Skywalker Sound, where the Labs are held.
Advice for Applicants
Keep applying. Our fellows typically apply several times before being accepted into the program. Use your voice. We want to hear what your unique style is. Show us a wide range of sounds.
Support for the Film Music Program
Sundance Institute Film Music Program is supported by Time Warner Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, BMI, The Film Music Foundation, and Republic Records.