Film Music Program

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.

Labs 

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.

Sundance Music And Sound Design Labs At Skywalker Sound: Feature Film
Application Open
Dates February 9 - April 6 for 2015
Size of Lab 6 Fellows
Location Skywalker Sound, Marin County, CA
Eligibility The Program is focused on supporting accomplished composers from a wide range of musical backgrounds, which may include composers with previous experience writing for film as well as accomplished composers working outside of film whose work is suitable for film scoring.
Description The Music and Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Sound was launched in 2013 and brings together feature filmmakers, emerging film music composers, and Skywalker Sound affiliated sound designers.
Sundance Music And Sound Design Labs At Skywalker Sound: Documentary
Application Open
Dates February 9 - April 6 for 2015
Size of Lab 4 Fellows
Location Skywalker Sound, Marin County, CA
Eligibility The Program is focused on supporting accomplished composers from a wide range of musical backgrounds, which may include composers with previous experience writing for film as well as accomplished composers working outside of film whose work is suitable for film scoring.
Description The Music and Sound Design Lab in Skywalker Sound was launched in 2013 and brings together documentary filmmakers, emerging film music composers, and Skywalker Sound affiliated sound designers.
Time Warner Fellowship
Composers Lab: New York
Application Open
Dates Coming Soon for 2015
Size of Lab Venue specific
Location TBD, New York
Eligibility Open to anyone; fee required.
Description Tbd

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.

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