Welcome to our new membership program!

Imagine being an undiscovered artist with a groundbreaking story to tell but no means to tell it. For many such artists, Sundance Institute funds one-of-a-kind labs that enable them to work on new projects for up to a month at a time, with intensive one-on-one mentoring from expert advisors as they create the next wave of independent film and theatre.

We believe that a story driven by an authentic voice can awaken new ideas, push creative boundaries, and spark new levels of empathy and understanding. That's why we're intensely committed to cultivating artists as they develop new stories. The Institute has supported such seminal works as critically acclaimed features Fruitvale Station, Beasts of the Southern Wild, and Reservoir Dogs; Academy Award–nominated documentaries Cartel Land and The Act of Killing; and Tony Award–winning plays Fun Home and Spring Awakening.

We can’t wait to see what’s next. Will you join us?

For more information, contact the Membership Desk at (310) 492-2301 or email membership@sundance.org.

This Month's Benefits

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Don’t miss out on your perks!
To receive notifications about the pre-sale and all other membership benefits, you must agree to receive emails from us. Don’t miss out on your perks! Take a moment to update your email preferences and make sure you’re not missing out.

Note: Opting out of these emails will cause you to lose access to notifications about our Festival ticket pre-sale, invitations to members-only events, and more.

Membership Pass and Package Pre-Sale - (Supporter & Storyteller level)
The membership pass and package pre-sale will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from noon to 8:00 p.m. MT. You will receive an email on the morning of the 12th with a link to access the sale. The member pre-sale is online only, for eight hours, and is first-come, first-served until sold out. Purchases may only be made by current members. Learn more

Get Creative Insights from our Storyteller Tips
Check out our Storyteller Tips newsletter, which is filled with insights from artists on their journeys to tell a compelling story.

Join the Movie Club
Movie Club makes suggestions on Sundance films to watch. Invite your friends over to watch a film, eat popcorn, and drink a glass of wine while you talk through the discussion topics provided by the Institute programming team. It’s a great way to introduce yourself or friends to Sundance movies you may not have seen, and with our new comment section, you can join the conversation directly with our programmers.

It’s Here: The 2017 Short Film Collection
The 2017 Sundance Film Festival Shorts Collection is now available—exclusively for members. Curated specifically for you by our shorts programmers, this collection brings some of our Festival favorites right into your home.

Final Draft Discount
Take advantage of our members-only Final Draft discounts—either on the full software, an upgrade, or the student version.

Submitting a Film to the Festival?
If you’re thinking of submitting a film for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and you meet all of the requirements, contact us for your 50% fee waiver code.

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…Or Applying to a Lab?
If you are planning on applying to one of our labs, please contact us for your waived application fee code.

See all current Lab deadlines

Please note that you can take advantage of either one waived lab application fee or one 50% Festival fee waiver during your yearlong membership.

For access to the benefits mentioned or to ask questions, please contact membership@sundance.org

Membership Levels and Benefits

Become a Sundance Institute Member and join a community of like-minded individuals who believe in the power of great art. Free from commercial and political pressures, the Institute is able to support the screenwriters, directors, composers, and theatre artists whose work makes our world a more informed, inspired, and human place. We provide storytellers with the tools to refine their artistic process and help present their stories to audiences worldwide. Want to be part of it? Join Sundance Institute today.

As a Sundance Institute Member, you’ll receive special benefits, discounts and premiums we’ve put together just for you. Your membership ensures that the Sundance Institute will continue to enrich our culture and change the world - one story at a time.

Sundance Institute provides storytellers with the tools to refine their artistic process and help present their stories to audiences worldwide.

Indie $65
  • Indie Enthusiast $65for audiences

    YEAR-ROUND BENEFITS

    • Monthly Movie Club newsletter
      • Ever wonder why a certain film was chosen for the Festival? The Sundance Movie Club gives you an inside look into what made these films official Sundance selections. Get movie recommendations from our programming team every month, and download our guide for ideas on hosting your own movie club with friends.
    • Invitations to screenings (CA, UT, NY)
      • Members receive invitations to special word-of-mouth screenings throughout the year.
    • Bi-annual collection of short films from the Sundance Film Festival
      • Enjoy two collections of shorts from the most recent Sundance Film Festival, selected for you by Sundance short film programmers.
    • Direct from Sundance (NY, CA)
      • We’re offering Sundance Institute members a unique opportunity to learn more about the year-round work we do to help artists bring their stories to life. These events take place after the Festival and are by invitation only to our members.

    FESTIVAL BENEFITS

    • 20% off all Sundance Film Festival merchandise
    • Inside look into NEXT FEST and the Sundance Film Festival
      • Attend a members-only, intimate conversation with Sundance Institute staff and alumni and learn about different aspects of our festivals and labs.
    • Invitation for you and a guest to attend private membership screenings at the Sundance Film Festival
    • 8-hour pre-sale of individual tickets to the Sundance Film Festival
      • Get access to an 8-hour pre-sale of tickets to the Sundance Film Festival before the locals’ and public individual ticket sales begin in January. Each member may purchase up to 10 total tickets, including up to four per screening. Please be aware that even during the pre-sale some films may be sold out, with no tickets available. This is more common during the first half of the Festival, which will be January 18–23 for the 2018 Festival.

        You must be a member before the sale ends. If you join after it begins, you will receive a link to the sale in your confirmation email.
    • NEXT FEST (three-day festival in Los Angeles)
      • Take advantage of a members-only pre-sale, discounted tickets, an invitation to a member party, special seating at all screenings, and exclusive member swag.
    Benefits are subject to change
  • Indie Creative $65for artists & producers

    YEAR-ROUND BENEFITS

    • Monthly Movie Club newsletter
      • Ever wonder why a certain film was chosen for the Festival? The Sundance Movie Club gives you an inside look into what made these films official Sundance selections. Get movie recommendations from our programming team every month, and download our guide for ideas on hosting your own movie club with friends.
    • Quarterly Storyteller Tips newsletter
      • Writing your first feature film? Making your first VR project? Our Storyteller Tips newsletter will give you insights from Sundance alumni and staff to help guide your project forward.
    • Invitations to screenings (CA, UT, NY)
      • Members receive invitations to special word-of-mouth screenings throughout the year.
    • Direct from Sundance (NY, CA)
      • We’re offering Sundance Institute members a unique opportunity to learn more about the year-round work we do to help artists bring their stories to life. These events take place after the Festival and are by invitation only to our members.
    • Opportunity to attend national Sundance Institute events, including Artist Services events, Theatre Program plays, and Feature Film Program screenplay readings
    • Discount on Quiver Digital services
    • Discount on purchase of Final Draft Software
    • One waived application fee for a Sundance Institute Lab (during a year-long membership)
      • (Please contact membership@sundance.org for more information.) Members who are interested in applying for a Sundance lab or submitting a film for the Festival, please know that you must choose one or the other, but cannot receive a waived/discounted fee for both.

    FESTIVAL BENEFITS

    • 50% off one submission fee for the Sundance Film Festival (during a year-long membership)
      • (Please contact membership@sundance.org for more information.) Members who are interested in applying for a Sundance lab or submitting a film for the Festival, please know that you must choose one or the other, but cannot receive a waived/discounted fee for both.
    • 20% off all Sundance Film Festival merchandise
    • Inside look into NEXT FEST and the Sundance Film Festival
      • Attend a members-only, intimate conversation with Sundance Institute staff and alumni and learn about different aspects of our festivals and labs.
    • Invitation for you and a guest to attend private membership screenings at the Sundance Film Festival
    • 8-hour pre-sale of individual tickets to the Sundance Film Festival
      • Get access to an 8-hour pre-sale of tickets to the Sundance Film Festival before the locals’ and public individual ticket sales begin in January. Each member may purchase up to 10 total tickets, including up to four per screening. Please be aware that even during the pre-sale some films may be sold out, with no tickets available. This is more common during the first half of the Festival, which will be January 18–23 for the 2018 Festival.

        You must be a member before the sale ends. If you join after it begins, you will receive a link to the sale in your confirmation email.
    • NEXT FEST (three-day festival in Los Angeles)
      • Take advantage of a members-only pre-sale, discounted tickets, an invitation to a member party, special seating at all screenings, and exclusive member swag.
    Members who are interested in applying for a Sundance Lab or submitting a film for the festival please know that you must choose one or the other, but cannot receive a waived/discounted fee for both.
    Benefits are subject to change
Supporter $500

Members at the Supporter level get access to all Indie Creative and Indie Enthusiast benefits plus all of the following.

YEAR-ROUND BENEFITS

  • Exclusive access to behind-the-scenes videos about Sundance Lab Fellows’ projects

FESTIVAL BENEFITS

  • Festival credential
    • Your credential provides access to Festival venues including Music Café and New Frontier.
  • Pass and package pre-sale
    • Members have exclusive access to an 8-hour pre-sale of passes and packages to the Sundance Film Festival, even before the public sale begins. Purchase limits are the same as in the public sale. Please be aware that the membership pre-sale has been given a specific allocation of passes and packages. Some may sell out during the membership sale and may be available again during the public sale. This may be likely for the 10-ticket package for the first half of the Festival, which will be January 18–23 for the 2018 Festival.

      You must be a member before the sale ends. If you join after it begins, you will receive a link to the sale in your confirmation email.

Join

Renew

Benefits are subject to change

Storyteller $2500

Members at the Storyteller level get access to all Supporter benefits plus all of the following.

YEAR-ROUND BENEFITS

  • Invitation to VIP Sundance Institute events outside of the Festival

FESTIVAL BENEFITS

  • Festival credential
    • Your credential provides access to Festival venues including Music Café and New Frontier.
  • Ability to purchase one ticket package outside of the public sale, with a priority time slot for film selection ahead of the general public
    • Members have access to purchase a 20-ticket package for either the first or second half of the Sundance Film Festival. This 20-ticket package is exclusive to Sundance Institute’s membership programs and can no longer be purchased in the public sale.
  • Invitation to attend Sundance Circle’s pre-Festival event, Cocktails with Cooper
    • Cocktails with Cooper is a Festival preview event series that gives you insider recommendations on must-see films from Festival Director John Cooper and our senior programmers (events take place in December in Los Angeles, Park City, and New York).
  • Invitation to a private Sundance Circle event at the Sundance Film Festival
  • NEXT FEST (three-day festival in Los Angeles)
    • Two complimentary tickets to all NEXT FEST screenings (12 tickets total)

Join

Renew

Benefits are subject to change

Learn more about theatre discounts

Sundance Institute Members present their membership cards at the box office or concession stand to receive discounts at participating Art House Project and Alamo Drafthouse theatre locations. Members also receive two free movie tickets to Landmark Theatres and Sundance Cinemas.

Please Note: Theatre discounts are available on regularly scheduled screenings only, not including special events or online sales.

Map of USA

ARIZONA

ART HOUSE PROJECT

THE LOFT

3233 E Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85716

MEMBER DISCOUNT
Discounted rate of $5.75 to regularly scheduled films

CALIFORNIA

ART HOUSE PROJECT

THE PALM

817 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

MEMBER DISCOUNT
$2 off regular admission

COLORADO

ART HOUSE PROJECT

INTERNATIONAL FILM SERIES

Muenzinger Auditorium,
University of Colorado
Visual Arts Complex,
Boulder, CO 80302

MEMBER DISCOUNT
$2 off regular admission

THE BOEDECKER THEATER

The Dairy Center for the Arts
2590 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO 80302

MEMBER DISCOUNT
$6 tickets to regular features

FLORIDA

ART HOUSE PROJECT

ENZIAN THEATER

1300 South Orlando Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751

MEMBER DISCOUNT
$2.50 off regular admission and $3.00 off Saturday Matinee Classics

ILLINOIS

ART HOUSE PROJECT

THE MUSIC BOX

3733 N Southport Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613

MEMBER DISCOUNT
$2 off tickets regularly scheduled screenings

MAINE

ART HOUSE PROJECT

RAILROAD SQUARE CINEMA

17 Railroad Square
Waterville, ME 04901

MEMBER DISCOUNT
$2 off regular admission

MICHIGAN

ART HOUSE PROJECT

MICHIGAN THEATRE

603 East Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

MEMBER DISCOUNT
$2 off regular admission

MISSOURI

ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE

CINEMAS MAINSTREET

1400 Main Street,
Kansas City, MO 64105

MEMBER DISCOUNT
Student pricing on regularly scheduled screening

OKLAHOMA

ART HOUSE PROJECT

OKLAHOMA CITY MUSEUM OF ART

415 Couch Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

MEMBER DISCOUNT
$3 off regular admission

OREGON

ART HOUSE PROJECT

HOLLYWOOD THEATRE

4122 NE Sandy Boulevard
Portland, OR 97212

MEMBER DISCOUNT
$3 off admission

TENNESSEE

ART HOUSE PROJECT

BELCOURT THEATRE

2102 Belcourt Avenue
Nashville, TN 37212

MEMBER DISCOUNT
20% discount on all Belcourt merchandise and non-alcoholic concessions

TEXAS

ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE

CINEMAS LAKELINE

14028 N US Highway 183, Bldg F,
Austin, TX 78717

MEMBER DISCOUNT
Student pricing on regularly scheduled screenings

THE RITZ

320 E 6th Street,
Austin, TX 78701

MEMBER DISCOUNT
Student pricing on regularly scheduled screenings

SLAUGHTER LANE

5701 W. Slaughter Lane,
Austin, TX 78749

MEMBER DISCOUNT
Student pricing on regularly scheduled screenings

SOUTH LAMAR

1120 S Lamar Blvd.,
Austin, TX 78704

MEMBER DISCOUNT
Student pricing on regularly scheduled screenings

VILLAGE

2700 West Anderson Lane,
Austin, TX 78757

MEMBER DISCOUNT
Student pricing on regularly scheduled screenings

PARK NORTH

618 NW Loop 410,
San Antonio, TX 78216

MEMBER DISCOUNT
Student pricing on regularly scheduled screenings

STONE OAK

22806 US Hwy 281 North,
San Antonio, TX 78258

MEMBER DISCOUNT
Student pricing on regularly scheduled screenings

WESTLAKES

1255 SW Loop 410,
San Antonio, TX 78227

MEMBER DISCOUNT
Student pricing on regularly scheduled screenings

UTAH

ART HOUSE PROJECT

BROADWAY CENTRE CINEMAS

111 East Broadway
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

MEMBER DISCOUNT
One free small popcorn with ticket purchase and a 10% discount on all Salt Lake Film Society merchandise

TOWER THEATRE

900 S. 876 E.
Salt Lake City, UT 84105

MEMBER DISCOUNT
One free small popcorn with ticket purchase and a 10% discount on all Salt Lake Film Society merchandise

VIRGINIA

ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE

CINEMAS WINCHESTER

181 Kernstown Commons Blvd.,
Winchester, VA 22602

MEMBER DISCOUNT
Student pricing on regularly scheduled screening

WASHINGTON

ART HOUSE PROJECT

PICKFORD FILM CENTER

1318 Bay Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

MEMBER DISCOUNT
$3.25 off regular admission

PICKFORD FILM CENTER’S THE LIMELIGHT

1416 Cornwall Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225

MEMBER DISCOUNT
$3.25 off regular admission.

Collaborators

Sundance Institute Membership would like to acknowledge all of its Collaborators:

Alamo Drafthouse, Belcourt Theatre, Enzian Theatre, Final Draft Software, Hollywood Theatre, International Film Series, The Loft, Michigan Theatre, The Music Box, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, The Palm, Pickford Film Center, Railroad Square Cinema, Salt Lake Film Society, SundanceTV, SundanceNow Doc Club

Festival Ticketing FAQ For Members

Membership Pass & Package pre-sale - SUPPORTER LEVEL ($500) + STORYTELLER LEVEL ($2,500)
  • How can I access the member pre-sale?
    The member pre-sale is online only and will be held on October 12 from noon to 8:00 p.m. MT. A link to the sale will be emailed to all members on the morning of the 12th. Passes and packages may be purchased by current members only; all purchases will be verified. Purchases by nonmembers will be refunded. If you purchase a membership after the sale begins, you will receive the link to the sale in your confirmation email.
  • Am I unsubscribed?
    Last year, some members did not receive the link to the sale because they were unsubscribed from Sundance emails. If you recently signed up as a member, we asked you to agree to receive emails. If you have not recently renewed or joined, and you have not received membership emails regarding your benefits, please contact the membership office and ask us how to update your email preferences.
  • Can I purchase an Ignite package for my child(ren)?
    Members may purchase an Ignite package for their child(ren) ages 18–24. Please contact membership@sundance.org so we can facilitate the charge for Ignite packages separately.
  • What can I do if a pass or package sells out?
    Please be aware that the membership pre-sale has been given a specific allocation of passes and packages, and they are first-come, first-served until sold out. If an item sells out during the membership sale, it may be available again during the public sale. This may be likely for the 10-ticket package for the first half of the Festival, which will be January 18–23 for the 2018 Festival.
  • Is there a limit to how many passes and packages I can buy?
    Each member is limited to a total of one of each ticket package (for example, you may purchase one First Half, one Second Half, and one Salt Lake City Ticket Package, but you may not purchase two of the same package type). For passes, there is a limit of two per specific type of pass. Apart from these limits, there are no limits on the total amount of different passes or ticket packages you can buy.
  • Can I buy locals packages and passes during the member pre-sale?
    The Locals 10 Ticket Package, the Locals Salt Lake City Pass, and the Utah Student 10 Ticket Package will not be available during the member pre-sale; these will be sold only during the locals sale on October 16. However, the Grand Pass and the Salt Lake City Only 10 Ticket Package will be available during the member pre-sale.
  • Can I also participate in the locals and public sales?
    Members who are Utah locals may participate in the locals sale on October 16, and all members may also participate in the public sale beginning October 18. During these sales, you will not be allowed to purchase additional passes or packages of the same type that you have already purchased previously, but you may try for a package that you were not able to purchase during the member pre-sale.
  • Can Storyteller members purchase additional items during the member and public sales after already purchasing privately through the Membership Office?
    For Storyteller members interested in purchasing additional packages or passes in the membership pre-sale or public sale, please be aware that you will not be able to purchase an additional ticket package for the same half of the Festival as the one you purchased through the Membership Office.
  • Do I get priority access to choose my films?
    Unfortunately, we are not able to offer priority access to film selection for ticket packages bought during the membership pre-sale. In December, you will receive information about how to log in to choose your films. Film selection usually occurs the first week of January.
  • How can I participate in the special sale for Chase Sapphire cardholders?
    Chase is offering their Sapphire cardholders the ability to purchase a 10-ticket package through their sale. Chase will be reaching out to their clients directly, beginning with preferred cardholders. The package costs $600 and is good for the entire 10 days of the Festival. It also comes with two credentials and two awards party tickets.
Membership Individual Ticket pre-sale - AVAILABLE TO ALL MEMBERS/ALL LEVELS
  • How can I access the member pre-sale for individual tickets?
    The member individual ticket pre-sale is online only and will be held on January 9 for 8 hours ONLY (noon to 8:00 p.m. MT); a link to the sale will be emailed to you the morning of the 9th.
  • Is there a limit to how many tickets I can purchase?
    Each member can purchase up to 10 total tickets, including up to four per screening. Please be aware that even during the pre-sale some films may be sold out, with no tickets available. This is more common for screenings during the first half of the Festival, which will be January 18–23 for the 2018 Festival.
  • When do I need to join?
    You must be a member before the sale ends. If you join during the sale, the link to the sale will be included in your confirmation email. Nonmember purchases will be refunded.
Other questions that have been asked
  • How can I participate in the special sale for Chase Sapphire cardholders?
    Chase is offering their Sapphire cardholders the ability to purchase a 10 Ticket Package. Chase will be reaching out to their clients directly, beginning with preferred cardholders. The package costs $600 and is good for the entire 10 days of the Festival. It also comes with two credentials and two awards party tickets. On sale dates TBA.
  • I’m a Sundance Circle member do I get to participate in the pre-sales?
    The membership pre-sales are only for Sundance Institute members. We suggest you contact the Sundance Circle office for your exclusive pass and package purchase opportunities and if you have any additional questions.
Membership Screenings at the Festival
  • When and where will member screenings be held?
    We will hold two screenings total during the 2018 Festival: one at Redstone and one at the Grand Theatre in Salt Lake City. Films and screening times will be announced closer to the Festival via email.
  • Can I bring a guest?
    Yes, members will be allowed to bring a guest. If you would like to bring more than one guest, please contact membership@sundance.org. We will accommodate additional people as space provides.
  • Can I attend more than one screening?
    Yes, members can RSVP to both screenings.
  • How do I get my tickets to attend?
    You will receive an email with details of where to pick up your ticket(s) prior to the screening.
Member Festival Events
  • How do I attend the member events before and during the Festival?
    Members will receive an invitation to RSVP to all events for their membership level.
    • Inside Look at Sundance Institute—Join staff from the Feature Film Program, Documentary Film Program, Native Program, and others to discuss the year-round work we do to support artists, and learn about the films we supported that made it to the Festival and beyond.
    • Festival Sneak Preview: Cocktails with Cooper—All Storyteller members are invited to attend Sundance Circle’s premier pre-Festival event that gives an inside look into the Festival films before film selection in January. Festival Sneak Preview: Cocktails with Cooper is held in the beginning of December in Los Angeles, Park City, and New York.
    • Sundance Circle events—Storyteller members can attend select Sundance Circle events during the Festival. Invitations will be sent to qualifying members closer to the Festival.