DEADLINE: Sundance Collab's Legal Essentials for Screenwriters, Directors & Producers: An 8-week course into legalities of filmmaking.

Save the Date! The 2022 Sundance Film Festival is set for January 20 – 30.

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Fall applications are now open for the Sundance Institute’s artist programs! Apply today for dynamic support at every step of the creative journey. The time is now to tell your story and share your distinct voice.

2023 Oscars: “Navalny” Wins Best Documentary Feature, Academy Honors Sundance Alums

The 2022 Festival Favorite Award-winner along with a number of Sundance alums were honored, including Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Sarah Polley, and Ruth Carter.

Master Class: Thriving as a Woman in Leadership with Pat Mitchell, Lena Waithe, and Karyn Kusama

Join us for an in-depth discussion with three industry leaders in film and television. Pat Mitchell will lead the session sharing how she challenged the status quo to become a media trailblazer.

Upcoming Events


Master Class: Thriving as a Woman in Leadership with Pat Mitchell, Lena Waithe and Karyn Kusama
Join us on March 23 for this in-depth discussion and Q&A with industry experts.

Trapped In Transit: Transgender Storytelling with Visionary Filmmakers Aitch Alberto and Sydney Freeland
Join us March 29 to discuss trans storytelling and representation.

Sundance Collab: Writer’s Cafe
Join us every Monday and Friday for writing accountability to help progress your latest project forward.

Passes on Sale Now for Sundance Film Festival: London 2023

Sundance Ignite Fellow and BAFTA-nominated writer/director Charlotte Regan’s Scrapper will open the tenth edition of the Festival set for July 6 – 9, 2023 at Picturehouse Central. Festival passes are on sale now, and the full film program and special guests will be announced in the spring.

About The Sundance Institute

Founded by Robert Redford in 1981 with the mission of fostering new voices in American storytelling, the nonprofit Sundance Institute is a champion and curator of stories for the stage and screen. Today, our staff of 180 employees works year-round to offer 25 residential labs, grants exceeding $3 million, and ongoing mentorships that support more than 900 artists each year. Each January, the Sundance Film Festival brings artists and audiences together for the premieres of groundbreaking work, and year-round, the Institute hosts a variety of public programs to amplify original voices, inspire new ideas, and rally our community in support of independent storytelling.

Artist Opportunities


2023 Sandbox Fund  Apply Now >

2023 Documentary Fund  Apply Now >


2024 Development Track  Learn More >