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  • Sundance Insider Sessions provide behind-the-scenes information and guidance on our Labs, grants and festivals. Sundance Institute staff will be on-hand to answer frequently asked questions and help guide you through discovering and applying to the many programs and funds that the Institute offers.

    For this Insider Session, join Sundance Institute team members Shira Rockowitz, Kristin Feeley, Lauren Lukow, Maria Clement, and Andrea Alarcon to learn more about applying to the Feature Film Producers Track, Documentary Producers Track and Documentary Edit and Story Lab!

    The Producers Track is an open application that supports emerging independent producers with a work-in-progress feature-length film to be considered for the Producers Lab & Fellowship (yearlong program commencing July 2023) and the Producers Intensive (two-day concentrated program in fall 2023). There are two different Producer Tracks: Feature Film (fiction) and Documentary Film (nonfiction). For more information on the Producers Track, visit the Sundance Institute Producers Program homepage.

    Live event registration for Sundance Collab Insider Sessions is open and free of charge. Sessions will be recorded and available in our video library until February 15, 2023, which is when the Sundance Institute’s Producers Track and Doc Edit Lab Program applications close. After that, on-demand access to the recording is available only to Collaborator and All Access members, or can be purchased for $5. Sign up today for a 14-day free trial for our memberships.

     

    APPLICATION DATES

    FFP Producers Track: closes February 15, 2023

    DFP Producers Track: closes February 15, 2023


    To apply visit:

    FEATURE FILM PRODUCERS TRACK: LINK HERE

    DOCUMENTARY FILM PRODUCERS TRACK: LINK HERE

     

    ABOUT THE FEATURE FILM PRODUCERS TRACK

    Applicants to the Feature Film Producers Track will be considered for two opportunities: the Producers Lab & Fellowship (yearlong program, commencing July 2023) and the Producers Intensive (two-day program in fall 2023). The Feature Film Producers Fellowship is a yearlong program designed to nurture emerging producers with project-specific support through the Producers Lab and Producers Summit, a grant to support the producer and the project, year-round mentorship from a dedicated industry mentor, and ongoing support from Sundance Institute staff. The program is designed to hone emerging producers’ creative instincts and evolve their communication and problem-solving skills at all stages of their next feature film. The Feature Film Producers Intensive provides emerging producers with the opportunity to hone their craft in a two-day concentrated workshop. The program provides creative, strategic, and professional development support for producers from traditionally underrepresented communities who are poised to take the next step in their filmmaking career. Like the residency lab, the intensive features interactive group sessions and roundtable conversations with producer and industry advisors on topics including the producer/director collaboration, pitching, legal and business affairs, packaging and financing, budgeting, and sustainability, and fosters community among the participants.

    For more information about the Producers Program, click here.

    For more information about the Feature Film Program, click here.

     

    ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY FILM PRODUCERS TRACK

    Applicants to the Documentary Film Producers Track will be considered for two opportunities: the Producers Lab & Fellowship (yearlong program, commencing July 2023) and the Producers Intensive (two-day program in fall 2023). The Documentary Film Producers Fellowship is a yearlong program designed to nurture emerging producers with project-specific support through the Producers Lab and Producers Summit, a grant to support the producer and the project, year-round mentorship from a dedicated industry mentor, and ongoing support from Sundance Institute staff. The program is designed to hone emerging producers’ creative instincts and evolve their communication and problem-solving skills at all stages of their next documentary film. The Documentary Film Producers Intensive provides emerging producers with the opportunity to hone their craft in a two-day concentrated workshop. The program provides creative, strategic, and professional development support for producers from traditionally underrepresented communities who are poised to take the next step in their filmmaking career. Like the residency lab, the intensive features interactive group sessions and roundtable conversations with producer and industry advisors on topics including the producer/director collaboration, pitching, budgeting, financing and distribution and sustainability, and fosters community among the participants.

    For more information about the Producers Program, click here.

    For more information about the Documentary Film Program, click here.

     

    ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY EDIT & STORY LAB APPLICATION

    The Documentary Edit and Story Lab is an invitation only application that supports four film teams (directors and editors) with documentary feature films in mid-/late post-production. Lab fellows advance their projects through rigorous creative exploration and discussion of story structure and character development with world-class advisors. If you are interested in applying to the Edit and Story Lab, email [email protected] for more information.

     

    ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY FILM PROGRAM

    The Sundance Documentary Film Program supports nonfiction filmmakers worldwide in the production of cinematic documentaries on contemporary themes. Established in 2002 with founding support from Open Society Foundations, the Program is a vibrant global resource for independent non-fiction storytelling. Recent projects include Nicole Newnham, Jim LeBrecht’s Crip Camp; Maite Alberdi’s The Mole Agent; Jacqueline Olive’s Always in Season; Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar’s American Factory; Petra Costa’s The Edge of Democracy; Talal Derki’s Of Fathers and Sons; RaMell Ross’s Hale County This Morning, This Evening; and Bing Lui’s Minding the Gap. Year-round support of filmmakers—including granting, creative labs, and strategic advice from development to distribution—amounts to a commitment to documentary as an increasingly important global art form and a critical cultural practice in the 21st century.

     

    More info HERE.

     

  • Harvardwood Suggests... Nothingness | Everythingness

    Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 07:00 AM - PST

    Exhibition dates:

    December 14 – 16, 2022: Gallery 224 will be open to visitors between 10am – 4pm. This exhibition will remain installed from December 17 - January 3, 2023 and passersby are invited to view this exhibition through the windows of Gallery 224.

    Inspired by the Buddhist Heart Sutra that “form is emptiness and emptiness is form”, this series of sculptures explores emptiness as a positive space. Challenging our understanding of positive and negative space, these sculptures assert emptiness to be the opposite of nothingness. The hollow tubes are not empty nothingness; they are full of potential, seeking transformation and reaching for hope. The empty vessel is not barren and hollow; it is replete with the potential for pulsing life and birth. These forms of emptiness open the possibility for completeness. Nothingness is everythingness.

    Artist Bio

    Alexandra Kim is a ceramicist from Newton, Massachusetts and is currently a senior at Harvard College with a concentration in Psychology and a secondary in Arts, Film, and Visual Studies. Working with clay since the age of eight, Kim now works with all types of clay bodies and utilizes a variety of techniques: wheel-throwing, hand-building, extruded forms, incision work, inlay, and more. Kim enjoys creating functional ceramics but has increasingly been focusing on creating sculptural pieces, often using them to create installations that explore themes of climate change, female labor, emotion and the inner life, her Korean heritage, and her Korean American identity.

     

    More info HERE.

     

  • Harvardwood Suggests... Applying for Affordable Housing (NYC)

    Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 02:00 PM - PST

    Want to apply for affordable housing but don't know where to begin? The Entertainment Community Fund's Applying for Affordable Housing seminar helps participants get organized so they can be prepared to take advantage of opportunities to apply. The application process is explained in simple steps and helps applicants avoid common mistakes. Information regarding assessing your income, eligibility criteria and documentation is discussed to address the specific needs of the performing arts and entertainment community. In addition to information about city-wide affordable housing, information is also provided about the Entertainment Community Fund housing for performing arts professionals. The following questions will be addressed:

    • What is affordable housing and what are different programs?
    • How do you find and apply for affordable housing?
    • What are the eligibility requirements? (Income, household size, etc.)
    • How do the housing lotteries work?
    • Can you get on a waiting list?
    • How do you document your income if it fluctuates year to year?
    • How can you best prepare yourself for an eligibility appointment?
    • What are your options if you are denied?

     

    More info HERE.

    RSVP HERE.

     

  • Cue the Music with Robert Kraft AB '76 featuring John Powell

    An inside look into the world of TV and Film scoring. A conversation with Academy Award-nominated composer of acclaimed animated franchises How to Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda, Ice Age, and Rio, as well as Don't Worry Darling, Solo: A Star Wars Story and many more!

    Get tickets HERE.

    BroadStage - Main Stage
    Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center
    1310 11th Street
    Santa Monica, CA 90401

  • Harvardwood Suggests... Every Artist Insured California

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at 09:00 AM - PST

    This is a web-based seminar that will help you understand the Affordable Care Act and give you clear, step-by-step guidance on what your Covered California options are and how to get the most affordable coverage. We will provide important information relevant to freelancers and the self-employed. Find out if you’re eligible for free insurance or subsidies. This is an excellent opportunity for unbiased information.
    If you are in a different state outside of California, we can still help you. If you live east of the Mississippi River you need to speak to our Eastern team. Their info is on Actorsfund.org under resources and their phone number is 917.281.5975.

    All attendees who registered for this seminar will receive a link to the email provided with the link to access the seminar prior to the event.

     

    More info HERE.

    RSVP HERE.

     

  • Join us for Sundance Institute’s Opening Night: A Taste of Sundance presented by IMDbPro. 

    Get ready to celebrate the Sundance Institute and artists changing the face of independent cinema, while kicking off the 2023 Film Festival.

    Join us to honor Ryan Coogler, Nikyatu Jusu, W. Kamau Bell, and others, while we gather back in Utah to eat, drink, and enjoy a memorable evening uplifting filmmakers and the incredible stories they bring to life. 

    A Taste of Sundance will raise crucial funds for the essential work Sundance Institute does year round — grants, mentorships, critical resources and hosting the Festival where new voices are discovered and launched — all made possible from the generosity of our donor community.

    Reserve your table or seat today to help amplify independent storytellers and advance the impact of their work in the world. 

    We look forward to seeing you at our 2023 Opening Night celebration at the Basin Recreation Fieldhouse on January 19 starting at 7 pm. The dinner and program will begin at 8:30pm.

    We also encourage you to select a film from any of the screenings from Day One to attend earlier or later that evening. Schedules will be available on December 13. 

    For any questions, please reach out to: [email protected]

     

    More info HERE.

     

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