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Corporate Support


Sundance Institute builds multi-faceted collaborations with leading brands to engage with a creative community of artists and audiences. Our supporters enrich Sundance Institute’s film festivals and other public events, and help to sustain our year-round programs for independent artists.

To learn more about opportunities, please email corporategiving@sundance.org.


Film Festival sponsorships, artist engagement, and underwriting Institute programs are just a few of the ways that Sundance Institute provides a global platform for brands to activate in unique and innovative ways throughout the year. We have a long history of successfully collaborating with brands that support the work we do as a non-profit and that share our values of independent spirit, creativity, innovation and storytelling.

  • Each year, storytellers present their new work to an audience of 120,000+ people at the Sundance Film Festival. In addition, Sundance Institute presents public programs in communities across the U.S. and 11 international locations. Through these programs, Sundance Institute reaches and engages thousands of additional consumers annually and reaches millions more through press, web, and social platforms. Current partnership opportunities include custom packages for the following programs:

    • Sundance Film Festival (Park City, Utah) – January
    • Sundance London – May
    • Sundance Film Festival - Hong Kong Selects – September

    To receive a custom proposal, please contact corporategiving@sundance.org.

  • Since 1981, Sundance Institute has supported a vibrant community of more than 7,500 storytellers from around the world. In the most recent fiscal year, the Institute supported 790 artists, including 48% women and hailing from 58 countries. Each year the Institute provides artists with programs enabling them to hone their craft and grants totaling over $3M to support their work through development, production, and distribution. Through named fellowships and awards, partners align with the next generation of artists who are breaking new ground, pushing creative boundaries, and igniting new ideas.

    Sundance Co//ab extends the Sundance experience into the digital world, offering a safe space to learn, share and connect, reaching a new generation of global storytellers. Sundance Co//ab offers the opportunity to:

    • Learn: From our custom-created and curated content video library, featuring Sundance Advisors, live, online learning courses and master classes, self-paced learning pathways and curated resources
    • Share: Work in Progress; Giving and receiving feedback from the community and Sundance Advisors, take part in our monthly challenges and ask questions of our Sundance Advisors
    • Connect: Access free online events, join in online discussions, and access opportunities

    Alumni of the Institute’s programs range from Paul Thomas Anderson (Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood) and Nicole Holofcener (Lovely and Amazing, Enough Said), to Cary Fukunaga (True Detective, Sin Nombre), Lynne Shelton (Laggies, Humpday), Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station), and many more notable artists.

    To receive a custom proposal, please contact corporategiving@sundance.org.

  • Sundance Institute produces content that reaches a cumulative 6MM+ people annually. Ranging from interviews with emerging and established artists to series that highlight the craft of film and theatre making, we offer many opportunities to connect brands with the creativity and innovation that the Institute supports and celebrates.

    The Institute also invites a small number of supporters access to customized content developed by artists within our community.

    To receive a custom proposal, please contact corporategiving@sundance.org.

  • Corporate Hospitality Packages provide priority access for large groups attending the Sundance Film Festival and other events throughout the year. Bespoke packages can include tickets to film festival screenings, private screenings with filmmaker participation, or other custom options.

    To receive a custom proposal, please contact corporategiving@sundance.org.

  • Sundance Institute has a rich history of collaboration with technology companies that provide the resources and tools that are essential to artists and their creative processes.

    Brands active within the technology space also have the opportunity to align with New Frontier, a program supporting artists working at the intersection of art, film and technology. The New Frontier initiative includes an exhibition at the Sundance Film Festival, Labs and an Artist-in-Residence program that places artists within organizations to work directly with today’s leading technologists.

    To receive a custom proposal, please contact corporategiving@sundance.org.

  • The Institute’s community of artists, audiences, and partners comes together for a variety of special events held throughout the year. Gatherings for alumni take place in concert with cultural events across the country, each edition of the Sundance Film Festival kicks off with the An Artist at the Table Opening Event, and the annual Summer Benefit honors singular contributions to and achievements in storytelling. At the 2019 Benefit event, the Institute presented the LA Premiere of The Farewell and honored filmmaker Lulu Wang with the Sundance Institute Vanguard Award.

    To receive a custom proposal, please contact corporategiving@sundance.org.

Programs and Initiatives Supported by Corporations

Sponsorship Spotlight

Our Community Of Corporate Supporters

The following companies help sustain Sundance Institute’s ability to serve independent film and theatre artists in numerous ways. We are deeply grateful to our generous supporters this past year.

  • Sundance London is an opportunity to discover the best of the annual Utah Festival in London with UK premieres of American independent films fresh from the Sundance Film Festival, plus live music, panel discussions, filmmaker Q&As and special events. – London (Spring)

    2015 Sundance London supporters:

    Lead Partners

    Supporting Partners

  • Sundance Film Festival - Hong Kong Selects is a screening series in its inaugural year and is an opportunity to highlight key American independent films fresh from the Sundance Film Festival.

    2014 Sundance Film Festival Hong Kong Selects supporters:

    • Official Hotel
      • Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui
    • Official Beverages
      • Stella Artois
      • Perrier
      • Telford International Company
    • Friends of the Festival
      • Dolby
      • Barco
      • OneCool
      • Lindt
      • AHM Engineering Co., Ltd.
      • Tom Lee Music
      • UBER
      • Hong Kong Film Development Council
      • Consulate General of the United States – Hong Kong & Macau
      • The University of Hong Kong (Department of Comparative Literature)