In recent years, Sundance Institute has conducted two labs, one for fiction film and one for documentary. As the line between fiction and documentary has blurred, we feel that artists and composers will benefit from cross-pollination. We now run one lab that brings together filmmakers in both areas. Composers will apply to the program as a whole and, once accepted, will be assigned either a fiction or documentary project to work on during the lab.
Advice for Applicants
Instead of trying to guess what the selection committee is looking for, send music that is uniquely yours, that represents your original voice. Don’t be discouraged if you are not accepted on the first try; it is not uncommon for an applicant to be accepted after several attempts.
Support for the Film Music Program
The Sundance Institute Film Music Program is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, BMI, Robert Chinn Foundation, The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Film Music Foundation, and ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers).
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