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Sundance Institute Announces Fellows for 2023 Labs

The Sundance Institute has announced the participants in their famed screenwriters, directors and Native labs. The directors and screenwriters labs will support 12 fellows, with five fellows selected for the Native lab. Lab participants will develop their original works under the mentorship of notable advisors. Paul Thomas Anderson, Ryan Coogler, David Gordon Green, Sterlin Harjo, […]

Sundance Film Festival Programmers Preview 2023 Line-Up, Hybrid Model

The Sundance Film Festival is heading back to Park City with a recently announced line-up that includes the latest feature from directors Nicole Holofcener and Ira Sachs, biodocs about Brooke Shields and Little Ricahrd, and adaptations of titles Cat Person and Eileen. Sundance Institute CEO Joana Vicente, director of programming Kim Yutani, and senior programmer […]

Sundance Institute Sets Fellows for Episodic Lab

The Sundance Institute has eight new fellows. The institute revealed today the latest crop of participants for its episodic program, inviting Britt Adams, Gianmarco Giacomelli, Naomi Ko, Ricardo Pérez González, Samantha Clay, Stephanie Adams-Santos, Sylvia Batey Alcalá and Tea Ho to join the six-day immersive program. The episodic lab brings together fledgling writers with an […]

Sundance Taps Eugene Hernandez as Festival Director

Eugene Hernandez has been named director of the Sundance Film Festival and head of public programming, following the departure of Tabitha Jackson in June. Hernandez joins the Sundance Insitute from Film at Lincoln Center, where he has overseen the New York Film Festival for the past three years. He will depart after this year’s festival, […]

Sundance Institute Launches New Fellowships, Scholarships for Latino and AAPI Artists

The Sundance Institute is adding two new programs, focused on developing Latino and Asian American Pacific Islander artists, to its ongoing suite of initiatives aimed at diversifying independent media. Both new programs include a fellowship and a scholarship component, with a different cohort selected for each. The Sundance Institute Latine Fellowship and Collab Scholarship is […]

ReFrame Rise Expands to Cinematographers With Second Cohort (Exclusive)

In June 2019, the gender-parity industry coalition ReFrame unveiled Rise, its two-year program to support the continuation of mid-level female directors’ careers. After a slight pandemic-affected delay, ReFrame Rise has now returned with its second cohort, which expands to include cinematographers. Each woman will be matched with a career coach and a team of industry […]

Sundance Institute Reveals Producers Lab, Producers Summit Participants

The Sundance Institute has unveiled the producers and the projects selected for this summer’s Producers Lab and Producers Summit. Taking place July 25-28 and July 29-31, respectively, the events are being held in person at Utah’s Sundance Mountain Resort. The Producers Lab will feature six fiction films’ and five nonfiction films’ producers and their projects […]

Tabitha Jackson Exiting Post as Sundance Fest Director

The Sundance Institute has announced that film festival director Tabitha Jackson will be stepping down after two years at the post. Jackson will depart as the director of the Sundance Film Festival and public programming following the upcoming Sundance Film Festival: London. Today’s announcement was made by Sundance Institute CEO Joana Vicente, who will be […]

Kevin Hart’s Hartbeat, Sundance Institute Announce 2nd Annual “Women Write Now” Screenwriting Fellowship (Exclusive)

Applications are open for the second edition of Women Write Now, the screenwriting fellowship from Kevin Hart’s production company and Sundance Institute for Black women comedy scribes. Three fellows will be selected to develop their original comedy short film scripts with the opportunity premiere them at a private screening at the Sundance Film Festival next […]

Sundance Institute Taps Adam Piron to Lead Indigenous Program

Sundance Institute is elevating one of its longtime staff members. Adam Piron has been tapped to take over as director of the Institute’s Indigenous Program, a role that will see him leading Sundance’s engagement and investment in global Indigenous storytellers. He has been serving as interim director since Bird Runningwater departed the organization last September […]