Welcome to the Sundance Institute press center, where members of the media can find our latest news, press releases, images and all things press related!
Q: What projects has Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival previously supported?
A: Learn about the past artists and projects Sundance Institute has supported by searching our Online Archives or downloading our Sundance Institute Fact Sheet.
Q: How can I be added to your news release distribution list?
A: To sign up for our news release distribution list, email email@example.com.
Q: Who do I contact if I need an interview or want to do a story about Sundance Institute or the Sundance Film Festival?
A: Contact the Media Relations department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: I am a journalist who wants to attend and cover the Sundance Film Festival. What do I do?
A: The accreditation application for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival will be posted here in late October and close in early December.
Q: I am a journalist who wants to view live streams of panels and events. What do I do?
A: The Day One Press Conference, select events and panels will be live streamed at youtube.com/sff.
Q: I am a journalist who wants to cover the Sundance Institute Lab programs. What do I do?
A: We welcome press interest in our Labs. For information please contact email@example.com.
Q: How do I obtain high-resolution images from the Sundance Film Festival or Sundance Institute Labs?
A: For film stills, Festival and Lab images, go to sundance.org/images or image.net. If you have specific requests unavailable on those sites, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions? Comments? Interview requests? email@example.com
The Sundance Institute Fact Sheet outlines key statistics and information about the many programs and initiatives of the Sundance Institute, including Sundance Film Festival, residential Labs, and other public programming.
Images related to Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival are available at sundance.org/images. All photos are copyrighted and may be used by press only for the purpose of one-time reproduction and only when including proper image credits and/or ‘Courtesy of Sundance Institute.’ Unauthorized use, alteration or reproduction of logos and photos is strictly prohibited. For Frequently Asked Questions on how to use our new press image site on Flickr, please read this How To one-sheet or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The Press Office is here to coordinate interviews with Institute staff, Festival programmers, operations personnel and other officials. Email email@example.com with your specific request, deadline and press outlet for which you are on assignment. We will do our best to accommodate all requests, recognizing it is not always possible to do so. In order to meet press deadlines, advanced notice is always appreciated.
Founded in 1981 by Robert Redford, Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides and preserves the space for artists in film, theatre, and new media to create and thrive. The Institute's signature Labs, granting, and mentorship programs, dedicated to developing new work, take place throughout the year in the U.S. and internationally. The Sundance Film Festival and other public programs connect audiences to artists in igniting new ideas, discovering original voices, and building a community dedicated to independent storytelling. Sundance Institute has supported such projects as Boyhood, Swiss Army Man, Manchester By the Sea, Brooklyn, Little Miss Sunshine, Life, Animated, Sonita, 20 Feet From Stardom, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Sin Nombre, The Invisible War, The Square, Dirty Wars, Spring Awakening, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and Fun Home. Join Sundance Institute on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
We will begin accepting press accreditation requests for our 2018 Sundance Film Festival in October. More information will be posted here at that time and we will email instructions and account info to all press who have been accredited in previous years.
Sundance NEXT FEST will take place in August 2016. The weekend-long summer festival celebrates the renegade spirit of independent artists by pairing new independent films with either a special music act that shares a complementary artistic sensibility or conversations between the filmmakers and those who inspired them.
The Sundance Institute Press Office grants press accreditation to a limited number of journalists. Accredited press may request complimentary tickets to screenings and performances taking place during the Festival, as well as access to press lines preceding all screenings. The Sundance Institute Press Office can also assist with coordinating interviews with filmmakers, musicians and talent as needed.
Applications for press for Sundance NEXT FEST 2016 have now closed. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are still interested in attending.
For images, please visit: sundance.org/images
The 2015 Festival takes place January 22-February 1 in Park City, Salt Lake City, and Sundance, Utah.
Sundance Film Festival Press Office
Press Office Festival Location
Ballrooms 1 and 2, Festival Headquarters
Park City Marriott
1895 Sidewinder Dr.
Park City, UT 84060
Hours of Operation
Wednesday, January 21
Noon - 6:00 p.m. (credential pick up only)
Thursday, January 22– Saturday, January 31
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 1
8:00 a.m. - noon
We invite members of the press to cover the Sundance Film Festival from offsite or to request onsite press accreditation. The accreditation application for the Sundance Film Festival can be found here and will be open until December 8th, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. MT. To complete the application form, we ask members of the press for basic background information, as well as relevant film work samples and a coverage plan for the Sundance Film Festival.
Images related to Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival are available at www.sundance.org/images. All photos are copyrighted and may be used by press only for the purpose of one-time reproduction and only when including proper image credits and/or ‘Courtesy of Sundance Institute.’ Unauthorized use, alteration or reproduction of logos and photos is strictly prohibited.
The Press Office is here to coordinate interviews with Festival programmers, Institute staff, operations personnel and other officials, as well as with filmmakers, New Frontier artists, musicians, talent and crew. Email email@example.com with your specific request, deadline and press outlet for which you are on assignment. We will do our best to accommodate all requests, recognizing it is not always possible to do so. In order to meet press deadlines, advanced notice is always appreciated.
We also have limited space available to us for these interviews; please contact us at least 24 hours in advance if you are in need of interview space.
Thank you for your interest in covering the Sundance Film Festival. The accreditation application for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival is now closed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
We invite members of the press to cover the Sundance Film Festival from offsite or to request onsite press accreditation. The accreditation application for the Sundance Film Festival can be found here and will be open until December 8, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. MT. To complete the application form, we ask members of the press for basic background information, as well as relevant film work samples and a coverage plan for the Sundance Film Festival.
The Publicity Contacts sheet containting a detailed list of publicity contacts for each film and New Frontier installation.
Press & Industry Screening Grid
Press & Industry screenings are open only to accredited members of the Festival Press Office and Industry Office. You must present your credentials when entering Press & Industry screenings.
This document will be updated periodically leading up to and through the Festival.
Photographers & Videographers at the Festival
Journalists accredited by the Festival’s Press Office can request a photography ‘tag’ for an accompanying photographer or videographer. When displayed prominently, tags allow photo and video access to venues and events. Due to space constraints we are not able to provide tags to photographers that are not accompanying a journalist accredited by the Festival/
Tags can be requested by press line, panel, event or venue, and you must indicate your specific plans for photo and video (what you are requesting access to, how photos and video will be used, etc.). For photographers covering more than three press lines an ‘All Press Lines’ tag can be requested; Please note that these are extremely limited. All tags must be picked up in the Press Office.
For any questions please contact email@example.com.
Press line and venue access forms will be posted in mid-December.