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.


April 4, 11, 18, 25


2024 Resilient Nation Partnership Network Forum

The Partnership Forum is hosted by FEMA and a different partner organization each year. During this event, we discuss topics across resilience and mitigation. By convening experts who represent all facets of the Whole Community, the Forum is a chance to discuss some of the most complex challenges facing our nation; share lessons learned, best practices and personal stories; and work together on innovative ideas to advance natural hazard resilience.

The virtual series will occur every Thursday in April from 1-3 p.m.

April 17


Insider Session: Applying to the Sundance Feature Film Development Track with Sean Wang

Join Feature Film Program Deputy Director Ilyse McKimmie and Sundance Lab alum Sean Wang for an informational session about applying for Feature Film Development Track programs and fellowships. Get an inside look into the Sundance Lab experience from Sean’s personal experience attending the Screenwriters and Directors Labs before premiering Dìdi (弟弟) at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival.

The conversation will be followed by a live Q&A session to answer your questions surrounding the application process for this year’s development track.

April 25–28

Mexico City

Sundance Film Festival CDMX 2024

Cinépolis, the leading theatrical exhibition company in Mexico and Latin America, and the Sundance Institute have partnered to launch Sundance Film Festival CDMX. The first edition will take place April 25–28 in two centrally located cinemas of Mexico City, Cinépolis Diana and Cinépolis Miyana. A selection of films from the 2024 Sundance Film Festival will be presented.

April 30


Master Class: Changing the Narrative - Climate Representation in Film & TV with Jessie Keyt

Led by writer, consultant, activist, and educator Jessie Keyt, Changing the Narrative: Climate Representation in Film and TV will introduce you to the multiple sub-genres of climate storytelling (e.g., cli-fi, indigenous knowledge, ecodramas), discuss the differences between writing for film and television, and expose you to a variety of formats, from shorts to features.

June 6–9

London, UK

Sundance Film Festival: London 2024

The Festival will showcase a full program of fiction and documentary features that premiered at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival in Utah in January, specially curated for London by the Sundance programming team in collaboration with Picturehouse. A special program of  UK shorts will play, as well as a strand of repertory titles to celebrate Sundance Film Festival’s 40th year of the U.S. edition, plus a series of public talks to bring big ideas to life. Passes are on sale now, with early bird pricing in effect until April 26.

June 28–30


Sundance Institute x Chicago 2024

Choose Chicago and the Chicago Film Office, in partnership with the Sundance Institute, will present the first annual Sundance Institute x Chicago 2024 this summer. Taking place June 28–30, Sundance Institute x Chicago 2024 will feature artists programs, film screenings and events across the city. 

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 Friday

Looking to add a bit of discipline to your writing schedule? Then join us for an hour of dedicated writing every Friday at 9 a.m. PT in our online Sundance Collab Writers’ Cafe.