Sundance Institute Events

The nonprofit Sundance Institute hosts screenings and events year-round throughout the United States, as well as abroad and online, to celebrate independent storytelling, help artists refine their craft, and reach new audiences. See what’s coming up and RSVP today.


July 17-21


Sundance Film Festival: Local Lens

Festival favorites. Free for Utahns. Join us July 17–21 for nine free indoor and outdoor screenings of favorites from previous Sundance Film Festivals. Don’t miss these exciting five days in Utah, including an event for local artists, film intros and Q&As from artists in attendance, partner screenings, and more.

July 18


Advisor Studio: Navigating the Independent Film Landscape with Barbara Twist, Executive Director of the Film Festival Alliance

Join Executive Director of the Film Festival Alliance, Barbara Twist, for a candid conversation about the evolving landscape of independent film exhibition and distribution. In this Advisor Studio, Barbara will share her expertise, discussing key trends, challenges and opportunities for filmmakers today. Whether you’re a producer, a filmmaker, a festival organizer, or a cinephile, this 60-minute session is an opportunity to gain valuable insights and ask your burning questions.

July 24


Toward Trans Possibilities: Transgender Storytelling with Zackary Drucker and River Gallo

In the 10 years since TIME Magazine declared the Transgender Tipping Point, trans visibility and anti-trans violence have simultaneously proliferated, creating a unique paradox for trans people. Concluding the Trans Possibilities Intensive, and moderated by Trans Possibilities Intensive Founder, Moi Santos, this exclusive conversation with esteemed filmmakers Zackary Drucker (The Stroll) and River Gallo (Ponyboi) reflects on the possibilities that can emerge from authentic trans storytelling.

August 15


Advisor Studio: Mastering the Art of the Pitch with Patricia Resnick

Join acclaimed American screenwriter, playwright, and producer, Patricia Resnick, in this 90-minute deep dive into the art and craft of pitching for film and television. Drawing from years of industry experience, she will delve into the essential elements of a compelling pitch to help you captivate and convince key decision-makers.

August 21–25

Taipei, Taiwan

2024 Sundance Film Festival Asia

Sundance Institute and G2Go Entertainment officially announced the return of the 2024 edition of Sundance Film Festival Asia in Taipei, Taiwan this August 21–25, 2024. Submissions are now open for Sundance Film Festival Asia’s annual Short Film Competition for Taiwanese filmmakers, providing a unique opportunity for emerging local talent to elevate their films on an international platform. Submissions are now open through to May 31, 2024.



Writers Café: Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

Looking to add a bit of discipline to your writing schedule? Then join us up to three times a week for dedicated writing time in our online Writers Café. It’s the perfect time to meet others who are working on their projects or simply to exercise your creative muscles. We’ll provide a mix of writing prompts, resources and suggested activities to spark your imagination and help you make progress on your work.