The Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance

Film Festival

The 2023 Sundance Film Festival will take place January 19–29, 2023. 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 fall 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 other 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 Sundance Film Festival.

The proposal checklist outlines the application requirements for the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund’s Winter 2021 grant cycle. The application is now open and the deadline is July 26th 2021



Programming Team

Meet the team that brings the best in indie storytelling to audiences at the Festival and around the world each year.

Kim Yutani, Director of ProgrammingMore >

Shari Frilot, Senior Programmer, Chief Curator of New FrontierMore >

John Nein, Senior Programmer and Director of Strategic InitiativesMore >

Mike Plante, Senior Programmer, Short FilmMore>

Charlie Sextro, Senior ProgrammerMore >

Basil Tsiokos, Senior ProgrammerMore >

Heidi Zwicker, Senior ProgrammerMore >

Adam Montgomery, Senior Manager and Programmer, Programming DepartmentMore >

Sudeep Sharma, ProgrammerMore >

Ania Trzebiatowska, ProgrammerMore >

Ana Souza, Programmer and Manager, Programming Department More >

Ash Hoyle, ProgrammerMore >

Milo Talwani, Associate Programmer and Festival Coordinator, New Frontier

Lisa Ogdie, Short Film ProgrammerMore >

Adam Piron, Short Film ProgrammerMore >

DaManuel Richardson, Short Film ProgrammerMore >

Landon Zakheim, Short Film ProgrammerMore >

Emily Doe, Short Film ProgrammerMore >

Irene Suico Soriano, Short Film ProgrammerMore >

Saidah Russell, Short Film ProgrammerMore >

Amanda Salazar, Short Film ProgrammerMore >

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.

AwardsMore >

2022 Award WinnersMore >

U.S. Documentary
Competition JuryMore >

U.S. Dramatic
Competition JuryMore >

World Cinema Dramatic
Competition JuryMore >

World Cinema Documentary Competition JuryMore >

Shorts Competition JuryMore >

NEXT JuryMore >

Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film
Prize JuryMore >

 

Corporate Support

As a nonprofit organization, Sundance Institute is deeply grateful to our corporate donors who not only enrich the Festival experience but also help sustain the year-round artist programs we operate.

To learn more about corporate sponsorship, please visit our Corporate Support page or email us at corporategiving@sundance.org.

Sundance Institute’s History

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Sundance Film Festival’s History

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