2021 Preservation Fund
The Sundance Preservation Fund was established to help protect and preserve independent stories that are vital to both the history of independent storytelling and the heritage of Sundance Institute. The fund provides grants to support preservation and restoration efforts of Sundance-supported projects and empower independent storytellers with resources to develop a sustainable long-term preservation strategy. Preference is given to projects at risk of loss with urgent preservation needs, as well as artistic, historical, cultural, or educational significance.
Submissions to the Sundance Preservation Fund are accepted year-round, with decisions occurring 3-4 times per year.
Size of Grant Pool: 2-5
Award Range: $500–$5,000
U.S. and international artists
Project was supported by Sundance Institute through labs, grants, fellowships, and/or Festival
Feature-length and shorts, dramatic and documentary, episodic, and New Frontier projects
Clearance from rights holders of project
Categories Considered for Granting
Restoration and remastering
Hardware, migration, upkeep
Additional opportunities by nomination
Requisites for Selected Projects
Deliverable to the Sundance Collection at UCLA
Completed project report
Permission to screen restored project, if applicable
Credit to Sundance Institute Collection at UCLA
Application RequirementsApplication should include the following:
Standard decisions take 2-6 months. Applicants will be notified on a rolling basis.
Successful applicants must sign an agreement to fulfill the responsibilities and requirements of the grant.