Each summer, Sundance Institute holds two Labs for composers, one focusing on feature film, the other on documentaries. Both Labs provide a group of talented composers with valuable first-hand experience composing for film. By pairing participating composers with emerging filmmakers supported by the Institute's Feature Film Program and Documentary Film Program, the two Labs aim to enhance the role of music in independent film. Each filmmaker/composer pair also works closely with an in-house Sound Designer from Skywalker Sound, where the Labs are held.
Advice for Applicants
Instead of trying to second guess what the Selection Committee is looking for, make sure and 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 Time Warner Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, BMI, Christophe Beck and Jane WangBeck, The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, The Film Music Foundation, and ASCAP (American Society of Composers Authors & Publishers).
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