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

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Apply Now for the 2024 Sundance Institute Episodic Lab

Do you have an original pilot, or idea for a series? Apply by March 9 for the opportunity to work with accomplished showrunners, producers, and executives to develop your writing and pitching skills and give you the tools for success.

Release Rundown: What to Watch This March, From “Love Lies Bleeding” to “Shayda”

March has arrived, bringing with it longer days, the promise of spring, and a new batch of Sundance-supported releases. 

Sundance Collab: How to Navigate Film Festivals, Marketing, & Distribution as a Filmmaker

You’ve made a film and now it’s time to find your audience. In this four-week online course, you will learn how to find your film’s audience – from navigating film festivals to creating deliverables.

Upcoming Events


Spotlight Event: Crafting Authentic Narratives in Documentary with Matthew Heineman
Join us March 2 for live discussion with the award-winning filmmaker.

Advisor Studio: A Director’s Guide Through Pre-Production with Robert Mandel
On March 6, Mandel will discuss how to effectively communicate with your team.

Spotlight Event: A Conversation with Will Ferrell, Harper Steele, & Josh Greenbaum on Will & Harper
On March 8, join our live discusson about the challenges of making this road documentary.

Sundance Collab's Spotlight Event: A Conversation with Will Ferrell, Harper Steele, & Josh Greenbaum on "Will & Harper"

In this Spotlight Event, Will Ferrell, Harper Steele and Josh Greenbaum will discuss their collaboration, the challenges of making a road documentary, the importance of participant safety, and finding the laughs across genres.

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 Episodic Lab  Apply Now >

The Sundance Institute Graton Collab Artist Opportunity Apply Now >