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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All Eyes on the 2024 Sundance Film Festival

The countdown is on! Join us January 18–28 as we celebrate independent storytelling both in person and online at the 40th edition of the Festival. Explore all the 2024 ticketing options and learn How to Fest.

Want Early Access to Festival Tickets? Become a Member.

Members have access to ticket pre-sales, a 20% merchandise discount, invites to special events, and more. Find the level that’s right for you.

Spotlight Event: Sofia Coppola on Priscilla

Join us for a free Spotlight Event with Sofia Coppola as she discusses her creative process in making Priscilla and her success in sustaining a career as a filmmaker.

Upcoming Events


Sundance Collab Online Events
Check out our events – Spotlights, Master Classes, Insider Sessions, Collab Connect, Creator Meetups and more.

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

2023 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour
This 90-minute theatrical program of seven short films screens across the country. Presented by Shutterstock.

Apply Now for the 2024 Merata Mita Fellowship

Are you an indigenous filmmaker aspiring to direct a feature film? Apply for the 2024 Merata Mita Fellowship by October 9. 2023 to be considered for grants, yearlong support, and more.

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 screen. Today, our team of 165 employees works year-round to offer 12 labs and intensives, grants exceeding $3 million, and ongoing mentorships that support more than 1000 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


2024 Merata Mita Fellowship  Apply Now >