New Frontier Lab Programs
A bold spirit of innovation has emerged among artists as they seek to engage audiences with narrative worlds that leverage new technologies, visual aesthetics, social media cultures, immersive designs, game theory, transmedia activism and shifts in the boundaries of authorship. In the last decade, the media landscape has transformed and storytellers are both exploring as well as constructing this new terrain, pioneering new connections with audiences and re-structuring story design.
The Labs and Residency programs at New Frontier work to identify and foster independent artists and creative technologists innovating the art and form of story at the convergence of diverse forms of creative expression; and to build a community of collaborators across diverse disciplines to push the boundaries of story.
New Frontier At Sundance Film Festival
Curated around the idea of expanding and illuminating the human story through the embrace, exhibition, and experience of storytelling at the crossroads of film, art and new media technologies, New Frontier at Sundance Film Festival presents bold, innovative works from around the world to film festival audiences in Park City.
The New Frontier venues host a multitude of media installations, multimedia performances, panel discussions, and virtual reality experiences in an open social setting at Sundance Film Festival. Artists may submit their work in one of two categories for Festival consideration.
Support for New Frontier
The Sundance Institute New Frontier program is supported by Cindy Harrell Horn and Alan Horn, Lyn and Norman Lear, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Time Warner Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, AMD Radeon, Nokia OZO, TIME INC + LIFE VR, Comcast Ventures, The Fledgling Fund, Ribbow Media Group, Technicolor Experience Center, Daydream, Oculus, Jaunt, swissnex San Francisco and Pro Helvetia, and David E. Quinney III.
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