Sundance Institute Feature Film Program
The Sundance Institute Feature Film Program (FFP) is dedicated to developing and nurturing the next generation of leading edge narrative feature filmmakers through its unique system of creative residencies, resources, and advisory support. For the past 30 years, the Program has championed many of the world's groundbreaking independent filmmakers by encouraging a rigorous creative process with a focus on original and deeply personal storytelling. By providing tailored year-round support to pioneering filmmakers, the FFP has become a model for supporting artists around the world. Recent award-winning projects cultivated in the Program include Ryan Coogler's Fruitvale Station (2013 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award), Benh Zeitlin's Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize), Sean Durkin's Martha Marcy May Marlene, Cary Fukunaga's Sin Nombre, Dee Rees' Pariah, Cherien Dabis' Amreeka, and Andrei Zvyagintsev's Elena.