By Stephanie Ornelas We started this editorial series at the beginning of June 2022, looking at films that premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival
By Stephanie Ornelas Sometimes you have to let art speak for itself. As 2022 Sundance Film Festival favorites hit theaters and streaming sites, several new
By Stephanie Ornelas “When we organize and come together, we can change the world, but we need to take action to organize, and right now,
By Stephanie Ornelas “I can lead and grieve at the same time.” These powerful words spoken by Shawnee Benton Gibson during the 2022 Sundance Film
By Hajnal Molnar-Szakacs and Paola Mottura Five years ago, the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program partnered with the Kendeda Fund to cultivate, fund, and elevate
We’ve been conditioned to think that storytelling is a solo journey — the brooding writer, the singular genius director, etc — but it doesn’t need
Ever wonder why so many of the best coming-of-age stories in cinematic history are set during the summer? We expect it might have something to do with the wistfulness we adults tend to have for the long, unstructured days and cool, breezy nights that made up the summers of our youth — the ideal backdrop for plenty of thoughtful reflection, personal growth, and memories of ill-advised adventures we treasure to this day.
While the Sundance Film Festival takes place at the peak of winter in snowy Utah every January, over the years, we’ve had plenty of must-see coming-of-age stories come through Park City to heat things up a bit. Today we’re rounding up some of those key titles in a watchlist packed with formative first loves, first heartbreaks, and first jobs, starting with Joyce Chopra’s beloved drama Smooth Talk from the 1986 Festival and spanning the way up to Lucia Garibaldi’s The Sharks, a prize-winning film that was released just last year.
Los Angeles, CA – Today the nonprofit Sundance Institute announced details about the incoming group of Women at Sundance | Adobe Fellows. The eight recipients
Courtesy of IFC Films Here at the Sundance Institute, we talk a lot about film. Whether it’s helping co-workers figure out what to watch this
Channing Godfrey Peoples on a Bittersweet ‘Miss Juneteenth’ Release and the Urgency of Portraying Black Humanity on Screen
After premiering at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, Channing Godfrey Peoples’s debut feature is hitting digital platforms this Juneteenth—the day for which the film is named and which is very close to the director’s heart. “I feel like I’ve been living Miss Juneteenth my whole life,” she says.
The June 19 holiday—which commemorates the day slavery was finally abolished in Texas (more than two years after the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation was issued)—is celebrated in her hometown of Fort Worth with a deep sense of reverence and community, with barbecues, a parade, and a scholarship pageant for young Black women.
Four Nonfiction Project Teams, Five Art of Editing Fellows Convene for Collaborative Support Returning after a two-year hiatus, four boundary-pushing nonfiction film project teams will
By Vanessa Zimmer From our London edition to our Indigenous shorts tour, by now you realize that the Sundance Film Festival doesn’t happen just in
By Stephanie Ornelas There were several lessons director/screenwriter Rick Famuyiwa (The Wood, Dope) learned as he evolved into a successful filmmaker over the years. A
Picturehouse Central, 12 June 2022 — Sundance Institute and Picturehouse announced tonight that the 2022 Sundance Film Festival: London’s Audience Favourite award is presented to
By Stephanie Ornelas One powerful conversation between two opposing sides can truly shift the direction of change, and every honest conversation starts with active listening.