Sundance Institute’s 2024 Momentum Fellowship Recipients – Jennifer Merin reports

Sundance Institute has announced eight storytellers selected for the 2024 Momentum Fellowship. Now in its sixth year, Momentum continues its mission of fostering professional growth for mid-career artists, emphasizing professional development opportunities during a critical juncture in their creative journey. The fellowship specifically targets mid-career artists hailing from historically marginalized backgrounds, offering them tailored support and resources. It is led by the Institute’s Women at Sundance and Artist Accelerator programs. Momentum supports creators working in fiction or nonfiction who have recently achieved a noteworthy accomplishment, providing participants with a full-year of customized support around current goals they identify for themselves to level up in their craft and career.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Joana Vicente to helm Sundance Institute as new CEO – Brandy McDonnell reports

Longtime filmmaker and executive Joana Vicente will take the helm as the new CEO of the Sundance Institute at the beginning of November. She will be responsible for setting strategies for the institute that embrace the evolving future of storytelling and build on the Sundance’s record of supporting visionary artists with distinct voices in film, theater, film composing, episodic storytelling and emerging media.

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SPOTLIGHT January 2021: Keri Putnam, Sundance Executive Director and Activist

With consistent commitment, creativity and compassion, Sundance Institute Executive Director Keri Putnam opens opportunities for diverse voices in moviemaking. She has built industry-wide alliances that advocate and enact change. Numbers don’t lie. The Sundance fest 2021 program boasts 50% female filmmakers. Sundance grants fund films that Hollywood would deny. When, at some point in the future, we all see ourselves represented onscreen and in the credits, we can thank Keri Putnam Putnam for moving the needle forward to make it happen.

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Sundance 2020 Curtain Raiser – Leslie Combemale reports

A SUNDANCE PRIMER & SUNDANCE 2020: Why Sundance is so female-friendly, and looking Ahead at events and Films at one of the most female filmmaker supportive film festivals of the year. In 2020, Sundance continues their commitment to parity for women in film and inclusion of filmmakers and creators from all perspectives.

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN: ‘Systematic Change Project’ for Gender Parity, HUNGER GAMES Sustain, Barbra is Back and more – Brandy McDonnell reports

‘It’s time for action’: With the new ‘Systemic Change Project,’ Women in Film Los Angeles and the Sundance Institute are

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