NIGHT BEFORE NEXT

A summer celebration benefiting Sundance Institute and its artists on the eve of NEXT FEST.

DATE Thursday, August 11th, 2016

TIME 6:00 pm

LOCATION ,

Thank you for joining our memorable celebration of independent voices at the NIGHT BEFORE NEXT benefit event! We were honored to share the story of Vanguard Award Honoree Nate Parker and celebrate outdoors with our Music and Sound Design Labs fellow Morgan Kibby of White Sea. Your participation and generosity enables us to continue our year-round work helping exciting, dedicated artists all over the world. Continue to support the work of our artist’s through the Artist Fund by clicking below and giving a kind donation. Thank you for being the driving force behind Sundance Institute!

Continue to support the work of our artist’s through the Artist Fund by clicking below and giving a kind donation.

Honoring Nate Parker
This year’s Vanguard Award will honor Nate Parker, whose recent work The Birth of a Nation won the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize in U.S. Dramatic Competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Vanguard Award Presented by Michael B. Jordan
Sundance alumni Michael B. Jordan will be this year's presenter to Nate Parker for the Vanguard Award. Jordan starred in Ryan Coogler's film Fruitvale Station, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Musical Performance by White Sea
The evening will feature a musical performance by White Sea, the solo project of M83’s Morgan Kibby, LA-based recording artist, composer, and director who was recently chosen for the 2016 Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Sound.
Musical Performance by DJ Jace One
The party will kick off with a DJ set by DJ Jace One. Jace has created a buzz in the music industry with his energetic, originally produced tracks and remixes.
Honoring Nate Parker
This year’s Vanguard Award will honor Nate Parker, whose recent work The Birth of a Nation won the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize in U.S. Dramatic Competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Vanguard Award Presented by Michael B. Jordan
Sundance alumni Michael B. Jordan will be this year's presenter to Nate Parker for the Vanguard Award. Jordan starred in Ryan Coogler's film Fruitvale Station, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Musical Performance by White Sea
The evening will feature a musical performance by White Sea, the solo project of M83’s Morgan Kibby, LA-based recording artist, composer, and director who was recently chosen for the 2016 Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Sound.
Musical Performance by DJ Jace One
The party will kick off with a DJ set by DJ Jace One. Jace has created a buzz in the music industry with his energetic, originally produced tracks and remixes.

Host Committee
Charmaine Bailey & Sean Bailey · Ryan Coogler · Lyn Lear & Norman Lear · Ava DuVernay · Cindy Harrell Horn & Alan Horn · Pat Mitchell & Scott Seydel · Amy Redford · Nadine Schiff-Rosen & Fredric D. Rosen

Party Host Committee
Lake Bell · Damien Chazelle · Lena Dunham · Jay Duplass · Mark Duplass · Joseph Gordon-Levitt · Marielle Heller · Rashida Jones · Franklin Leonard · Justin Lin · Melanie Lynskey · Kevin Smith

For questions or additional information on the NIGHT BEFORE NEXT event please contact events@sundance.org or (310) 492-2325.