Event | Sundance Institute: Programs for Film, Film Music, Theatre, New Media, and Episodic Storytelling
Join us for an overview of Sundance Institute programs in film and theater on Thursday, September 28.
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to present an overview of Sundance Institute programs in film and theater on Thursday, September 28. Christopher Hibma, Producing Director of the Theatre Program, and Kristin Feeley, Associate Director of The Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, will discuss Sundance Institute’s programs for producers, directors, writers, editors, and composers as well as those designed for underrepresented filmmakers.
Through this program, you’ll discover why Sundance isn’t just the name of a top tier film festival, and that Sundance Institute does much more than provide grants. Their array of labs and fellowships provide mentoring and support from the inception of an idea to getting the final work seen by audiences, and they foster relationships that can have a long-lasting impact on projects and careers.
The Sundance Institute Theatre Program advances the work of risk-taking theatre-makers by providing developmental opportunities designed to support artists at every career stage, and hosts a range of labs and retreats throughout the year. The Sundance Documentary Film Program (DFP) supports non-fiction filmmakers worldwide in the production of cinematic documentaries on contemporary themes. Recent projects include The Square, The Queen of Versailles, Rich Hill, The Invisible War, and The Genius of Marian.
Title: Sundance Institute: Programs for Film, Film Music, Theatre, New Media, and Episodic Storytelling
Date and Time: Thursday, September 28, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: New York Foundation for the Arts, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Cost: $10 for NYFA affiliated artists and $15 for the general public; RSVP here via Eventbrite
Sundance Institute was founded in 1981 by Robert Redford to foster independence and provide a safe harbor for risk-taking new voices. In the organization’s inaugural year, 15 emerging filmmakers were invited to Sundance Resort in the mountains of Utah to develop their original independent projects with mentorship from leading writers, directors, and actors. Since then, it has evolved as an internationally-recognized nonprofit organization that discovers and supports independent film and theatre artists from the U.S. and around the world, and introduces audiences to their new work.
This event is presented by NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship, which offers artists and emerging organizations access to greater funding opportunities among other resources, services, and educational programs. NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship’s next quarterly, no-fee application deadline is September 30, 2017, and you can learn more about the program here. NYFA regularly hosts in-depth professional development workshops such as this one through NYFA Learning. Sign up for our free bi-weekly newsletter, NYFA News, to receive updates on future programs.
Image: Pawel Wojtasik (Fellow in Video ‘12), Below Sea Level installation view, 2009, 360-degree Panoramic Video