Marking the 40th Edition of the Sundance Film Festival
Project Submissions Open Today
PARK CITY, UTAH, May 11, 2023 — The countdown begins to the 2024 Sundance Film Festival! Today the nonprofit Sundance Institute unveils the dates for the upcoming Sundance Film Festival taking place on January 18–28, 2024. Commemorating the 40th edition of the Festival, the event will be presented in person, along with a robust selection of films available online, additional details to come. Artists and audiences from all around the world convene to celebrate independent storytelling and participate in the excitement.
The program full of discovery and cinematic expression will comprise feature films, short films, episodic, and innovative storytelling in New Frontier. Start planning your 2024 Festival experience now! You may begin booking lodging by visiting lodging.sundance.org/lodging. Ticket pass and package information will be shared closer to the Festival.
The Sundance Film Festival programming team will screen submissions for consideration collected via FilmFreeway. Projects can be submitted starting today, May 11. For Features, the early deadline to submit is August 11, the official deadline is September 4, and the late deadline is September 25. For Shorts, the early deadline is July 31, the official deadline is August 18, and the late deadline is September 4. For Episodic, the early deadline is August 7, the official deadline is September 1, and the late deadline is September 18. For New Frontier, the early deadline is August 4, the official deadline is August 21, and the late deadline is September 1. Details on applications, including frequently asked questions, are available here.
The Sundance Film Festival is an artist program of the nonprofit Sundance Institute. Proceeds earned through Festival ticket sales go to uplifting and developing emerging artists on a year-round basis through focused labs, direct grants, fellowships, residencies, and more. In addition, you can enjoy premium benefits and support the Sundance Institute’s mission by joining our Membership or Sundance Circle communities. As a member, you’ll have access to an elevated Festival experience with pass and package presales, premium passes, early access to individual ticket selection, merchandise discounts, invitations to special events and screenings throughout the year, and more! Join now at sundance.org/membership or sundance.org/sundance-circle.
As a champion and curator of independent stories, the nonprofit 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. Through the Sundance Institute artist programs we have supported such projects as Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Big Sick, Bottle Rocket, Boys Don’t Cry, Boys State, Call Me By Your Name, Clemency, CODA, Drunktown’s Finest, The Farewell, Fire of Love, Flee, The Forty-Year-Old Version, Fruitvale Station, Get Out, Half Nelson, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Hereditary, Honeyland, The Infiltrators, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Little Woods, Love & Basketball, Me and You and Everyone We Know, Mudbound, Nanny, Navalny, O.J.: Made in America, One Child Nation, Pariah, Raising Victor Vargas, Requiem for a Dream, Reservoir Dogs, RBG, Sin Nombre, Sorry to Bother You, The Souvenir, Strong Island, Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), Swiss Army Man, Sydney, A Thousand and One, Top of the Lake, Walking and Talking, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, and Zola. Through year-round artist programs, the Institute also nurtured the early careers of artists such as Paul Thomas Anderson, Wes Anderson, Gregg Araki, Darren Aronofsky, Lisa Cholodenko, Ryan Coogler, Nia DaCosta, The Daniels, David Gordon Green, Miranda July, James Mangold, John Cameron Mitchell, Kimberly Peirce, Boots Riley, Ira Sachs, Quentin Tarantino, Taika Waititi, Lulu Wang, and Chloé Zhao. Support Sundance Institute in our commitment to uplifting bold artists and powerful storytelling globally by making a donation at sundance.org/donate. Join Sundance Institute on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube.
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