Support Women at Sundance

About

Stories on the screen and stage have the power to connect us to new experiences. But too often, these stories are being limited to those told through a singular lens.

The Women at Sundance program aims to support women artists at the forefront of storytelling, providing a pipeline for female film and theatre makers and making progress toward achieving gender parity in film and theatre. We are proud of the scores of top women storytellers who started their careers at Sundance Institute.

Our network of artists, mentors, changemakers, and philanthropists comes together to champion the most exciting new voices and to imagine new ways to get those voices heard. Join us to help continue this vital work.

WOMEN AT SUNDANCE LEVELS AND BENEFITS

Influencers

Influencers provide $25,000 in annual support for the Women at Sundance program. Generous support at this level makes our fellowships for women artists possible, including customized mentorship, travel, project feedback, industry meetings, and more. Influencers receive the following benefits.

Become an Influencer

Sundance Film Festival Experience

  • An invitation to the annual Women at Sundance Brunch, which celebrates female filmmakers presenting their work at the Sundance Film Festival
  • A curated Women at Sundance Film Festival itinerary, featuring films, panels, and events that offer an insider view of the work of women in independent film
  • A pre-Festival conference call to hear from our programmers and review the Women at Sundance Festival itinerary
  • VIP Festival ticketing services through the Sundance Circle office
  • An Express Ticket Credential for priority access for the full Festival. When used with a ticket, this grants access to pass holder lines at theatres.
  • Up to 20 complimentary tickets pre-selected through the Individual Giving Office (films subject to availability)

Year-Round Engagement

  • An invitation to our exclusive annual Women at Sundance spring event in New York City or Los Angeles
  • An invitation to the first annual Women at Sundance Catalyst Forum in New York City
  • The opportunity to attend exclusive Sundance Institute leadership events throughout the year
  • Women at Sundance Selects DVD collector’s set, featuring recommended films by female film artists
  • The Women at Sundance Newsletter to keep you informed about new strides in the industry and the Institute’s work to forge a bright future for female filmmakers

Recognition

  • On-screen recognition in theatres at the Sundance Film Festival, NEXT FEST, and international festivals
  • On-screen recognition at the Women at Sundance Brunch at the Sundance Film Festival
  • Recognition on the Women at Sundance website and in the Institute’s annual report

*Women at Sundance contributions are nonrefundable. If you are unable to attend the Festival for any reason, your donation can be made fully tax-deductible. Festival benefits cannot be transferred to future years.

Leadership Council

Leadership Council members are true partners with the Institute in advancing the work of Women at Sundance. Each Leadership Council member supports the Institute with an annual contribution of $50,000 or more.

Join The Leadership Council

In addition to the benefits listed at the Influencer level, Leadership Council members receive the following.

Sundance Film Festival Experience

  • The opportunity to attend the intimate Women at Sundance Leadership Dinner, featuring top female filmmakers participating in the Festival as well as industry leaders.
  • An invitation to serve as chair of the annual Women at Sundance Brunch, which celebrates women filmmakers and industry leaders at the Sundance Film Festival.
  • The ability to purchase up to four Festival Express Passes directly through the Individual Giving Office (limit two First Half Express Passes)

Year Round Engagement

  • A biannual Leadership Council meeting, with opportunities to hear from Sundance Institute executive leadership, connect with Women at Sundance Fellows, and provide valuable input on the work of Women at Sundance. Leadership Council meetings take place in New York and Los Angeles and feature meaningful programming and an opportunity to connect with fellow Leadership Council members.
  • Consideration for a Catalyst Forum invitation. Each year we strive to have several attendees at Catalyst Forum who are interested in investing in women filmmakers. Invitations are extended to select Leadership Council members each year.

Recognition

  • Verbal recognition from the stage at the Women at Sundance Brunch during the Sundance Film Festival

Women at Sundance contributions are nonrefundable. If you are unable to attend the Festival for any reason, your donation can be made fully tax-deductible. Festival benefits cannot be transferred to future years.

ADDITIONAL WAYS TO SUPPORT WOMEN AT SUNDANCE

We welcome a gift of any size to help support Women at Sundance’s year-round efforts to elevate the voices of women filmmakers and to achieve gender parity behind the camera.

Contributions to Women at Sundance are 100-percent tax-deductible. Please email giving@sundance.org with questions or to request more information.