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Explore the Program for the First Edition of Sundance Film Festival CDMX 2024 by Cinépolis

Join us April 25–28 for a uniquely Sundance experience in Mexico. Twelve feature films and a Mexican short film program will screen at Cinépolis Diana and Cinépolis Miyana.

“Go,” “Sugar,” and More Celebrate Anniversaries in April

Spring has sprung, the birds are singing, and every new bloom is a reminder to commemorate the time when some of our favorite Sundance-supported titles received wide releases.

Sundance Collab: Changing the Narrative - Climate Representation in Film & TV with Jessie Keyt

In this live, interactive Master Class on April 30, writer and activist Jessie Keyt will introduce the sub-genres of climate storytelling and discuss the differences between writing for film and television.

Upcoming Events


2024 Resilient Nation Partnership Network Forum
Join us online every Thursday in April as the RNPN and Sundance Institute explore how stories can build community resilience.

Insider Session: Applying to the Feature Film Development Track with Sean Wang
On April 17, learn about Sean’s Sundance Labs experience before premiering Dìdi (弟弟) in 2024.

Master Class: Changing the Narrative – Climate Representation in Film & TV with Jessie Keyt
Join us April 30 to learn about the sub-genres of climate storytelling.

From the Collection: “SLAM” Reunion Is a Celebration of Freedom

Marc Levin’s film about a talented Black poet from the projects who’s arrested on petty drug charges captured the hearts of audiences at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival, and it did the same thing in 2023, when the cast and crew returned to the mountain to see their film once again in its restored and remastered state.

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


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