Support

Membership

Support

Membership

Imagine being an undiscovered artist with a groundbreaking story to tell but no means to tell it. For many such artists, Sundance Institute funds one-of-a-kind labs that enable them to work on new projects for up to a month at a time, with intensive one-on-one mentoring from expert advisors as they create the next wave of independent film and theatre.

We believe that a story driven by an authentic voice can awaken new ideas, push creative boundaries, and spark new levels of empathy and understanding. That’s why we’re intensely committed to cultivating artists as they develop new stories. The Institute has supported such seminal works as critically acclaimed features Fruitvale Station, Beasts of the Southern Wild, and Reservoir Dogs; Academy Award–nominated documentaries Cartel Land and The Act of Killing; and Tony Award–winning plays Fun Home and Spring Awakening.

We can’t wait to see what’s next. Will you join us?

For more information, contact the Membership Desk at (310) 492-2301 or email membership@sundance.org.

This Month's Benefits

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Note: Opting out of these emails will cause you to lose access to notifications about any Festival benefits included in your membership, as well as perks like our annual Shorts Collection, and more.

Stand For Storytelling

Membership Levels and Benefits

Indie $65

Year-Round Benefits

Invitations to special events

  • Members receive invitations to special events, including digital discussions, throughout the year.

Annual collection of short films from the Sundance Film Festival

  • Enjoy a collection of shorts selected for you by Sundance short film programmers. Films are distributed through a private email link.
  • Discount on purchase of Final Draft software.
  • One waived application fee for a Sundance Institute lab
    • (Please contact membership@sundance.org for more information.) If you are interested in applying for a Sundance lab or submitting a film for the Festival, please note that you must choose one or the other, you cannot receive a waived/discounted fee for both.
  • Special Offer on the Los Angeles Times
    • Institute Members receive a discount on a year of unlimited digital access to the Los Angeles Times. Contact membership@sundance.org to redeem this offer.

Festival Benefits

Access to the January pre-sale on individual tickets for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

  • Members enjoy access to a ticket pre-sale ahead of sales to the general public..To learn more about Festival tickets, please visit our Ticketing page.
  • 20% off all Sundance Film Festival merchandise
    • Your discount code is included in your welcome email. If you’re unable to find it, please contact membership@sundance.org 
  • Invites to Membership screenings during the 2022 Sundance Film Festival
    • You and a +1 are invited to attend private Membership screenings during the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.
  • 50% off one early or official submission fee for the Sundance Film Festival
    • (Please contact membership@sundance.org for more information.) This discount only applies to early or official entries. It does not apply to late entries. If you are interested in applying for a Sundance lab or submitting a film for the Festival, please note that you must choose one or the other; you cannot receive a waived/discounted fee for both. Submissions are closed for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

 

Benefits are subject to change

Supporter $500

Year-Round Benefits

Invitations to special events

  • Members receive invitations to special events, including digital discussions, throughout the year.

Annual collection of short films from the Sundance Film Festival

  • Enjoy a collection of shorts selected for you by Sundance short film programmers. Films are distributed through a private email link.
  • Discount on purchase of Final Draft software.
  • One waived application fee for a Sundance Institute lab
    • (Please contact membership@sundance.org for more information.) If you are interested in applying for a Sundance lab or submitting a film for the Festival, please note that you must choose one or the other, you cannot receive a waived/discounted fee for both.
  • Special Offer on the Los Angeles Times
    • Institute Members receive a discount on a year of unlimited digital access to the Los Angeles Times. Contact membership@sundance.org to redeem this offer.

Festival Benefits

Access to the December pre-sale on packages for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

  • Members at the Supporter level and above enjoy access to a package pre-sale and ticket selection ahead of the general public. To learn more about Festival packages, please visit our Ticketing page.

Access to the January pre-sale on individual tickets for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival 

  • Members enjoy access to a ticket pre-sale ahead of sales to the general public. To learn more about Festival tickets, please visit our Ticketing page.
  • 20% off all Sundance Film Festival merchandise
    • Your discount code is included in your welcome email. If you’re unable to find it, please contact membership@sundance.org
  • Invites to Membership screenings during the 2022 Sundance Film Festival
    • You and a +1 are invited to attend private Membership screenings during the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. 
  • 50% off one early or official submission fee for the Sundance Film Festival
    • (Please contact membership@sundance.org for more information.) This discount only applies to early or official entries. It does not apply to late entries. If you are interested in applying for a Sundance lab or submitting a film for the Festival, please note that you must choose one or the other; you cannot receive a waived/discounted fee for both. Submissions are closed for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. 

 

Benefits are subject to change

Storyteller $2500

Year-Round Benefits

Invitations to special events

  • Members receive invitations to special events, including digital discussions, throughout the year.

Annual collection of short films from the Sundance Film Festival

  • Enjoy a collection of shorts selected for you by Sundance short film programmers. Films are distributed through a private email link.
  • Discount on purchase of Final Draft software.
  • One waived application fee for a Sundance Institute lab
    • (Please contact membership@sundance.org for more information.) If you are interested in applying for a Sundance lab or submitting a film for the Festival, please note that you must choose one or the other, you cannot receive a waived/discounted fee for both.
  • Special Offer on the Los Angeles Times
    • Institute Members receive a discount on a year of unlimited digital access to the Los Angeles Times. Contact membership@sundance.org to redeem this offer.
  • Recognition on our sundance.org donor list

Festival Benefits

Opportunity to purchase second half All Access Passes

  • This All Access Pass provides the most flexible Festival experience, securing access to the entire Festival program (second half). This includes priority entry to second-half screenings, as well as on-demand online viewing of your must-see films. Email membership@sundance.org for more information. 

Access to the December pre-sale on packages for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

  • Members at the Storyteller level enjoy access to a package pre-sale and ticket selection ahead of the general public. To learn more about Festival packages, please visit our Ticketing page.

Ability to purchase 3 Festival Packages

  • During the December package pre-sale, members at the Storyteller level have the ability to purchase up to (3) Festival Packages (10 tix), exceeding the standard limit.

Access to the January pre-sale on individual tickets for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival 

  • Members enjoy access to a ticket pre-sale ahead of sales to the general public. To learn more about Festival tickets, please visit our Ticketing page.
  • 20% off all Sundance Film Festival merchandise
    • Your discount code is included in your welcome email. If you’re unable to find it, please contact membership@sundance.org
  • 50% off one early or official submission fee for the Sundance Film Festival
    • (Please contact membership@sundance.org for more information.) This discount only applies to early or official entries. It does not apply to late entries. If you are interested in applying for a Sundance lab or submitting a film for the Festival, please note that you must choose one or the other; you cannot receive a waived/discounted fee for both. Submissions are closed for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. 
  • Invites to select special engagements, including our annual Festival Sneak Preview events in December.

 

Benefits are subject to change

Sundance Circle

If you’re interested in learning about how to deepen your investment in independent storytelling beyond Membership, consider joining Sundance Circle. With each gift, donors receive a suite of benefits to the Sundance Film Festival, so you can celebrate all the work that you have made possible.

Matching Gifts

Your gift to Sundance Institute could be matched dollar for dollar by your employer! Many employers companies sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees and/or their spouses. If you are unsure if your employer offers matching gifts, please contact us directly at (310) 492-2301 or email membership@sundance.org.

Festival Member Benefits FAQ

The 2022 Festival will take place in-person and online January 20-30. We are in the process of designing a safe and accessible Festival where our audiences and artists can come together to celebrate and discover new work, and each other. Mark your calendars and stay tuned: This summer we will have more details to help you craft your plan and arrange for any travel.