About the Sundance Film Festival
We can’t wait to return to Park City, Salt Lake City — and beyond — for next year’s Sundance Film Festival. The 2022 Festival will take place in person and online January 20–30. We are in the process of designing a safe and accessible Festival where our audiences and artists can come together to celebrate and discover new work, and each other. Mark your calendars and stay tuned: This summer we will have more details to help you craft your plan and arrange for any related travel.
The Sundance Film Festival is the ultimate gathering of original storytellers and audiences seeking new voices and fresh perspectives. Our annual program includes dramatic and documentary features and short films; series and episodic content; and New Frontier, showcasing emerging media in the form of multimedia installations, performances, and films. We also host daily filmmaker conversations, panel discussions, and live music events. Since 1985, hundreds of films launched at the Festival have gone on to gain critical acclaim and reach new audiences worldwide.
Learn more about the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.
Meet the team that brings the best in indie storytelling to audiences at the Festival and around the world each year.
Awards & Juries
The culmination of the Sundance Film Festival is our awards ceremony. Winning a Festival award can be life changing for a filmmaker and can bring attention to the impactful stories that might not have otherwise reached wider audiences. Films in both the documentary and dramatic competition categories are eligible for a variety of prestigious awards bestowed by our juries, made up of individuals with original and diverse points of view from the worldwide film community. In addition, we invite audiences to vote for their favorites with five Audience Awards—given to one film in each of the four competition categories and the NEXT category—as well as the Festival Favorite Award, chosen from any feature category.
The Sundance Institute supports bold, creative, independent art and artists.
Our spaces and events encourage the open exchange of ideas and perspectives with a freely flowing discourse anchored in mutual respect. Robust and inclusive debate is intrinsic to our community values and we encourage all festival goers to follow the golden rule: Treat others the way you want to be treated.
We hold steadfast in our commitment to freedom of creative expression while simultaneously lifting up anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-discriminationatory practices in all areas of the Sundance Institute Community. We strive to protect community members from conduct that is inappropriate, disruptive, abusive, or threatening.
Therefore, we ask that everyone in the Festival community—artists, audiences, volunteers, press, industry, staff, and beyond—does their part in creating an environment that is welcoming to all by committing to being:
- Inclusive and respectful of people of every race, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, age, physical appearance and body size, language spoken, and immigration or economic status
- Intentional with your words by abstaining from hate speech or actions of any kind, including the abuse of chat functions (ex. trolling)
- Mindful of the personal space and boundaries of others by avoiding unwelcome sexual attention, harassment, stalking, and inappropriate physical contact of any kind
- Respectful of moderators, artists, and audience members by refraining from sustained disruption of screenings, sessions, talks, or other events
- Conscious of the power you hold by not engaging in abuse or intimidation including that related to race, gender, position, or wealth,
- Considerate of the work of artists by refraining from phishing and pirating the work of Sundance filmmakers
If you experience or witness any inappropriate conduct, you can report it via one of the following methods and a member of the Safety & Belonging Team will respond as soon as possible, no later than 12 hours.
- Alert a Sundance Institute Customer Service rep by using the chat button on every web page
- Text CONDUCT to 1-833-500-0420
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Complete the name-optional conduct reporting form that can be found here
All incidents that violate our commitment to one another will be subject to an immediate and equitable review process. Click here for more on that process, as well as our Community Commitments.