About Sundance Ignite
Sundance Ignite identifies and supports new voices and talent from the next generation of filmmakers and fosters fresh audiences for independent storytelling. Established in 2015 with founding support from Adobe, the program offers individuals ages 18 to 25 the Young Adult Discount presented by Adobe at the Sundance Film Festival; the Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellowship Program , a competitive and year-round artist-development program supporting emerging filmmakers ages 18 to 25 with a year of mentorship and program opportunities; and Sundance Ignite traveling programs.
Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellowship Program
Presented by Adobe, the yearlong Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellowship Program is open to 18 to 25-year-old emerging documentary and narrative filmmakers. The fellowship begins with a weeklong lab orienting filmmakers to the fellowship and year ahead. For the rest of the year, fellows work with their mentors, attend select Sundance Institute programs, enjoy eligibility for internships, receive additional creative and professional development opportunities, and attend the Sundance Film Festival. The fellows also receive a complimentary membership to Adobe Creative Cloud. To date, 70 fellows have gone through the program, and six alumni have had their short films selected to screen at the Sundance Film Festival.
The 2021 Sundance Ignite x Adobe Short Film Challenge will open in early 2021. Subscribe to our emails (be sure to select ‘Artist Opportunities’) for more information.
2020 Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellows
In collaboration with Adobe, Sundance Institute announced the 2020 class of Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellows in July 2020. The fellows were chosen from a broad global pool of more than 1,600 entrants to the Sundance Ignite x Adobe Short Film Challenge. Check out their winning films on Sundance Co//ab!
The 2021 Sundance Ignite x Adobe Short Film Challenge will launch in February 2021. More details will be available in January 2021.
Young Adult Discount
The Young Adult Discount presented by Adobe at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival is made possible by Adobe’s support of the Sundance Ignite program. With the discount, Festival goers ages 18 to 25 are offered 50% off all tickets and passes while supplies last. At the 2021 Festival, we also hope you’ll join us for Ignite Day on Monday, February 1, when we’ll be offering a curation of free events and screenings for emerging filmmakers.
Young Adult Discount in Utah
In Utah, the Young Adult Discount is supported in part by the CARES Act and the Utah State Legislature through Utah Arts & Museums. As described above, Utah residents ages 18 to 25 are offered 50% off all tickets and passes while supplies last.
Sundance Ignite partners with Adobe on a special event at Sundance Film Festival: London for emerging filmmakers ages 18 to 25. The all-day program includes free screenings, workshops, and a meet and greet with UK-based industry members.
Sundance Ignite is supported by Adobe; Arison Arts Foundation; The Birth of a Nation Fellowship, founded by the creative and producing teams of the film; Southwest Airlines; East West Bank; and Jason Michael Berman.
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