Utah Community Program
The Sundance Institute hosts community events for Utahns year-round, offering access to free public programs and screenings featuring films from Sundance-supported artists.
We aim to create meaningful relationships by serving as a connector for local artists, theater groups, and film organizations. We also work with more than 150 nonprofit, civic, and cultural organizations; seven colleges and universities; and 90 high schools. Our programs invite national and international filmmakers to help audiences engage with new artistic ideas, to enrich civic dialogue, and to spark social change.
Contact the Institute’s community outreach team at email@example.com
If you live in Utah, sign-up for our mailing list and check the box “Institute Insider.”
The proposal checklist outlines the application requirements for the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund’s Winter 2021 grant cycle. The application is now open and the deadline is July 26th 2021
Sundance Film Festival
To increase access to the Sundance Film Festival, we host free local film screenings and provide complimentary tickets or passes to underserved communities through our Local Lens initiative. Our outreach efforts include working with nonprofits, universities, and cultural institutions that advocate for gender justice, racial equity, immigrant and refugee rights, the environment, education, and physical and mental health.
These screenings bring together filmmakers and the people their films were made for. For many artists, participating in community screenings are a career highlight. They’re eager to build connections; engage young diverse audiences; and exchange ideas with artists outside the film industry.
Free Film Screenings for Utahns
For the 2022 Festival, we planned a selection of free online screenings and Q&A’s with Directors from around the world to welcome new and returning film lovers across Utah. Additionally, we hosted free Best of Fest screenings, where we exhibited award-winning fiction and nonfiction features from the 2022 Festival.
Registration is now closed.
Thank you for joining us at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival!
Saturday, January 22
Thursday, January 27
Friday, January 28
Saturday, January 29
Sunday, January 30
BEST OF FEST – 892
Watch the Premiere Q&A recap featuring Abi Damaris Corbin (Director), Kwame Kwei-Armah (Screenwriter), and cast members John Boyega, Nicole Beharie, Connie Britton, and Olivia Washington.
Student Screening Program
Inspire the Next Generation of Storytellers
The Sundance Institute | George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation Student Screening Program offer Utah secondary school students the opportunity to participate in one of the world’s top film festivals. In 2021, we introduced a new online platform for our Student Screening Program to help introduce young minds from across the state of Utah to new forms of artistic storytelling and engage with filmmakers in a post-screening Q&A.
Who Can Watch?
This program is open to Utah-based students in grades 9–12. Films are specially curated for students and include content advisories, film descriptions, and classroom discussion guides.
To participate in the Student Screening Program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Explore this year's films!
The Art of the Short was available online via Sundance Collab for the duration of the Festival (January 20 – January 30).
- ᎤᏕᏲᏅ (UDEYONV) (WHAT THEY’VE BEEN TAUGHT)
- WHAT TRAVELERS ARE SAYING ABOUT JORNADA DEL MUERTO
- LISTEN TO THE BEAT OF OUR IMAGES
Opportunities for Young Adults 18-25
Sundance Ignite identifies and supports new voices and talent from the next generation of filmmakers and fosters fresh audiences for independent storytelling.