Sundance Institute Press

Sundance Institute Press

Welcome to the Sundance Institute Press Center!

Below you will find press information for the year-round initiatives of the Sundance Institute, including artist programs, Sundance Collab and the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. You can browse on your right-hand side to access fact sheets, visual assets, and (closer to Festival kick-off) how-to guides. Read on for FAQ’s. If you have not already signed up to be on the press list to receive information and news alerts from Sundance please do so here.

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Accreditation for the 2023 Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Institute Press Office grants press accreditation to a limited number of journalists. Due to limited supply, we may be unable to accredit freelancers who are not on assignment.

The regular window for Press Accreditation Applications closed on November 4th. Notifications will be sent on a rolling basis. We will consider late applications beginning on November 21st and continue accepting late applicants until December 8th. In advance of this window, interested press can request an application link by emailing presscredentials@sundance.org.

This year, the Festival will be taking place in-person and online, and accrediting accordingly. For those who are accredited, we will be providing either credentials granting in-person screening access (with additional online screening access) or online-only screening access. General press packages for the in-person 2023 Sundance Film Festival will include access to Press & Industry screenings with the ability to waitlist at public screenings, in addition to additional online screening access. Online screenings begin after in-person Press & Industry screenings take place, and each film will be available for a select window of time on the online Festival platform afterwards.

We will collect and consider information on your travel plans as part of your application; if this information changes, please let us know as soon as possible.

To apply for accreditation through December 8 or if you have any questions, please email presscredentials@sundance.org.

The Press Inclusion Initiative (PII), part of the Institute’s commitment and ongoing cultivation of a more culturally abundant press corps at the Sundance Film Festival through unrestricted stipends to facilitate in person or online attendance, closed applications on September 21, 2022. PII applicants will be notified of their status on or by November 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please fill out this form to subscribe to our news release distribution list.

Click here to be taken to our Flickr, where you can find leadership headshots and atmospheric photos from Sundance Institute events. Festival film stills, director headshots, and day-by-day photos of the 2023 Sundance Film Festival will be available on our Dropbox account closer to festival. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please email press@sundance.org with your request.

Please email press@sundance.org with a detailed request and your deadline and we will see what’s possible.

If you are interested in covering other Sundance Institute programs, including our residential labs, workshops, or other public events, please email press@sundance.org.

Please fill out this form to request an interview with a Sundance Institute spokesperson or supported artist.

About the Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival®
The Sundance Film Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most groundbreaking films of the past three decades, including Flee, CODA, Passing, Summer Of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), Clemency, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, Zola, On The Record, Boys State, The Farewell, Honeyland, One Child Nation, The Souvenir, The Infiltrators, Sorry to Bother You, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Hereditary, Call Me By Your Name, Get Out, The Big Sick, Mudbound, Fruitvale Station, WhiplashBrooklynPreciousThe CoveLittle Miss SunshineAn Inconvenient TruthNapoleon DynamiteHedwig and the Angry InchReservoir Dogs and sex, lies, and videotape.
The Festival is a program of the non-profit Sundance Institute. 2022 Festival sponsors include: Presenting Sponsors – Acura, AMC+, Chase Sapphire, Adobe; Leadership Sponsors – Amazon Studios, DIRECTV, DoorDash, Dropbox, Netflix, Omnicom Group, WarnerMedia, XRM Media; Sustaining Sponsors – Aflac, Audible, Canada Goose, Canon U.S.A., Inc., Dell Technologies, IMDbPro, Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold, Rabbit Hole Bourbon & Rye, Unity Technologies, University of Utah Health, White Claw Hard Seltzer; Media Sponsors – The Atlantic, IndieWire, Los Angeles Times, NPR, Shadow and Act, Variety, Vulture. Sundance Institute recognizes critical support from the State of Utah as Festival Host State. The support of these organizations helps offset the Festival’s costs and sustain the Institute’s year-round programs for independent artists. Festival.Sundance.org

About Sundance Institute

As a champion and curator of independent stories, the Sundance Institute provides and preserves the space for artists across storytelling media to create and thrive. Founded in 1981 by Robert Redford, 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. Sundance Collab, a digital community platform, brings a global cohort of working artists together to learn from each other and Sundance Advisors and connect in a creative space, developing and sharing works in progress. The Sundance Film Festival and other public programs connect audiences and artists to ignite new ideas, discover original voices, and build a community dedicated to independent storytelling. Sundance Institute has supported and showcased such projects as Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), CODA, Flee, Passing, Clemency, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, Zola, On the Record, Boys State, The Farewell, Honeyland, One Child Nation, The Souvenir, The Infiltrators, Sorry to Bother You, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Hereditary, Call Me By Your Name, Get Out, The Big Sick, Mudbound, Fruitvale Station, City So Real, Top of the Lake, Between the World & Me, Wild Goose Dreams and Fun Home. Join Sundance Institute on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.