Since 1981, Sundance Institute has evolved to become an internationally-recognized nonprofit organization that actively advances the work of risk-taking storytellers worldwide.

Originally founded by Robert Redford in the mountains of Sundance, Utah, Sundance Institute has always provided a space for independent artists to explore their stories free from commercial and political pressures.

By providing year-round creative and financial support for the development of original stories for the screen and stage, Sundance Institute remains committed to its mission to discover and develop independent artists and audiences across the globe.

Submissions are now open. You may click the “Submit Your Film” button to start the application process. Before you begin, please read the Rules & Regulations document thoroughly. For answers to the most commonly asked questions, download the FAQ Document.

The following are the deadlines and fees for this year:

Late Submission Deadline:
Monday, September 17, 2012 – $80 ENTRY FEE

Please note that the above dates are not postmark deadlines– they are the dates by which your film MUST be received in the office! If your film does not arrive by the deadline for which you have registered, you will be prompted to make an additional payment in order to bring your account up to date.

Our address has changed! Once you have filled out the application, please write your tracking number on the face of your DVD and on the front of your envelope and mail it to us at the following address:

2013 Sundance Film Festival Submissions
Tracking #:  (write your tracking number here!)
5900 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA  90036

If you have any questions not covered in the FAQ document, you may contact at