2019 Preservation Fund FAQ
The Sundance Preservation Fund was established to help protect and preserve independent stories, which 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.
Award Range: $500-5,000
US & 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
Long-term digital preservation of final/conformed project
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
What will I need in order to apply?
What happens after I apply?
Standard decisions take 2-6 months. Applicants will be notified on a rolling basis. If you have not heard from us, your project is still under consideration.
Is there a fee to apply?
No. There is no submission fee.