2022 Documentary Film Producers Track
Opens Nov 17 2021 09:00 (MST)
Deadline Feb 10 2022 19:00 (MST)
Description

2022 Documentary Film Producers Track

Applicants to the Documentary Film Producers Track will be considered for two opportunities: Producers Lab & Fellowship (yearlong program, commencing July 2022) and the Producers Intensive (two-day program in Fall 2022).

The Documentary Film Program’s Producers Lab and Fellowship is a yearlong program designed to nurture emerging producers with project-specific support through the Producers Lab, Producers Summit, year-round mentorship from industry mentors, 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 production. The Documentary Producers Lab is part of the Producers Track, which also includes the Producers Intensive. 

Applicants will be considered for both the Lab and the Intensive.The 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 10 fiction and nonfiction 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 round table conversations with producer and industry advisors on topics including the producer/director collaboration, pitching, legal and business affairs, packaging and financing, budgeting and fostering community among the participants.


Application Open: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 6 p.m. PT

Application Deadline: Thursday, February 10, 2022, 6 p.m. PT 


Producers Lab Dates: July 25–28, 2022; Producers Summit: July 28–July 31, 2022

Number of Fellows: 5

Location: Sundance Mountain Resort 


Producers Intensive dates: Late October 2022 

Number of Fellows: 5

Location: Zoom


Eligibility

Candidates are required to have produced or co-produced at least one documentary short (experience as an executive producer only does not qualify). Candidates must be lead producer on the project they are applying with.

Candidates should not be the director of their submitted project.

Candidates must have a director attached to the submitted project.

Candidates’ submitted projects must be for a feature-length format; no series work accepted at this time. (Note: Nonfiction series projects are considered through the Episodic Lab. For more information, visit the program’s page here.)

Candidates must be in active production or post-production on the submitted project.

Candidates must live in the United States, though the project may be filmed outside of the country.

Candidates must be able to attend all fellowship events, as listed above.

Costs

The Sundance Institute will provide round-trip economy travel, ground transfer, and lodging for the selected fellows for the specific dates of attendance.

Deliverables

Fellows are required to acknowledge the Sundance Institute and the Producers Initiative support verbally where possible as well as within the end credits of the supported project. Fellows will provide reporting at the close of the fellowship. Fellows should be willing to give back to the Sundance Institute’s creative community through participation in panels and labs, and possible peer-to-peer mentorship. Accepted fellows must also provide a current producer’s agreement or memo of understanding for the project they have applied with.

NOTE: Only one application should be submitted per project. We will consider only the lead producer on the submitted project. If there are additional producers, they must also be disclosed on the application. Additional producers are welcome to select events but do not receive the full benefits of lab participation.

To be eligible to apply, you may not have any role on the project other than producer or co-producer.

Further questions? Visit our 2022 FAQ page.

Still don’t see your question answered? Email us at documentarycpi@sundance.org with “2022 Documentary Film Producers Track” in the subject line.

Apply

2022 Documentary Film Producers Track


2022 Documentary Film Producers Track

Applicants to the Documentary Film Producers Track will be considered for two opportunities: Producers Lab & Fellowship (yearlong program, commencing July 2022) and the Producers Intensive (two-day program in Fall 2022).

The Documentary Film Program’s Producers Lab and Fellowship is a yearlong program designed to nurture emerging producers with project-specific support through the Producers Lab, Producers Summit, year-round mentorship from industry mentors, 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 production. The Documentary Producers Lab is part of the Producers Track, which also includes the Producers Intensive. 

Applicants will be considered for both the Lab and the Intensive.The 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 10 fiction and nonfiction 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 round table conversations with producer and industry advisors on topics including the producer/director collaboration, pitching, legal and business affairs, packaging and financing, budgeting and fostering community among the participants.


Application Open: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 6 p.m. PT

Application Deadline: Thursday, February 10, 2022, 6 p.m. PT 


Producers Lab Dates: July 25–28, 2022; Producers Summit: July 28–July 31, 2022

Number of Fellows: 5

Location: Sundance Mountain Resort 


Producers Intensive dates: Late October 2022 

Number of Fellows: 5

Location: Zoom


Eligibility

Candidates are required to have produced or co-produced at least one documentary short (experience as an executive producer only does not qualify). Candidates must be lead producer on the project they are applying with.

Candidates should not be the director of their submitted project.

Candidates must have a director attached to the submitted project.

Candidates’ submitted projects must be for a feature-length format; no series work accepted at this time. (Note: Nonfiction series projects are considered through the Episodic Lab. For more information, visit the program’s page here.)

Candidates must be in active production or post-production on the submitted project.

Candidates must live in the United States, though the project may be filmed outside of the country.

Candidates must be able to attend all fellowship events, as listed above.

Costs

The Sundance Institute will provide round-trip economy travel, ground transfer, and lodging for the selected fellows for the specific dates of attendance.

Deliverables

Fellows are required to acknowledge the Sundance Institute and the Producers Initiative support verbally where possible as well as within the end credits of the supported project. Fellows will provide reporting at the close of the fellowship. Fellows should be willing to give back to the Sundance Institute’s creative community through participation in panels and labs, and possible peer-to-peer mentorship. Accepted fellows must also provide a current producer’s agreement or memo of understanding for the project they have applied with.

NOTE: Only one application should be submitted per project. We will consider only the lead producer on the submitted project. If there are additional producers, they must also be disclosed on the application. Additional producers are welcome to select events but do not receive the full benefits of lab participation.

To be eligible to apply, you may not have any role on the project other than producer or co-producer.

Further questions? Visit our 2022 FAQ page.

Still don’t see your question answered? Email us at documentarycpi@sundance.org with “2022 Documentary Film Producers Track” in the subject line.

Apply
Opens
Nov 17 2021 09:00 (MST)
Deadline
Feb 10 2022 19:00 (MST)