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Bringing the culture to Park City, UT in its fourteenth year, The Blackhouse Foundation joins the lineup of the virtual 2021 Sundance Film Festival on Sundance Digital Main St. via Hopin. The organization will curate seven days of programming for the entire Sundance run from January 28-February 3, 2021. Additionally, The Blackhouse Foundation welcomes Facebook back as Presenting Sponsor, Strayer University as a Select Sponsor, and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network as a Supporting Sponsor.Regarding the presence of The Blackhouse Foundation at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, Board Chair Brickson Diamond commented,  “In 2007, Blackhouse launched at Sundance with no proof of concept, ran the full length of the festival, and began to change the face of independent film. We sparked a metamorphosis. COVID-19, George Floyd’s murder, and the resulting global racial reckoning have created such disruption and loss. However, just as we did in 2007, Blackhouse sees glimmers of possibility, with 27 Black films being represented in the 2021 reduced line up of 70 films. As we return to a full festival run of programming at the virtual 2021 Sundance Film Festival, we are intent on changing the world for Black creators…again. We hope our regulars and every person who ever dreamed of attending Sundance will join us.” In advance of the festival, The Blackhouse Foundation will unveil a robust schedule of virtual activations, discussions, events, and community […] For more, go to: (Source)

The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the showcase of new independent work selected across the Feature Film, Short Film, Indie Series and New Frontier categories for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival will take place digitally via a feature-rich, Sundance-built online platform and in person on Satellite Screens across the country (public health permitting) from January 28-February 3, 2021. Additionally, Festival attendees can gather in virtual waiting rooms, participate in live Q&As, and congregate in new, inspired online environments to interact in a range of ways both new and familiar. The Institute shared details of how the Festival will meet audiences on the online platform and Satellite Screens earlier this month.  The Sundance Film Festival is the flagship public program of Sundance Institute. Throughout the year the majority of the Institute’s resources support independent artists around the world as they make and develop new work through access to Labs, direct grants, fellowships, residencies and other strategic and tactical interventions.“Togetherness has been an animating principle here at the Sundance Institute as we’ve worked to reimagine the Festival for 2021, because there is no Sundance without our community,” said Sundance Institute Founder and President Robert Redford. “Under Tabitha’s leadership, we’ve forged a new collective vision: […] For more, go to: (Source)

Films on Rita Moreno, Sparks also set to debut at next year’s virtual event For more, check out: (Source)

The nonprofit Sundance Institute today unveiled plans for the seven-day 2021 Sundance Film Festival, offered digitally via a custom-designed online platform ( alongside drive-ins, independent arthouses, and a network of local community partnerships. The online expression of the Sundance Film Festival will provide global access for storytellers and audiences alike to come together, experience artists’ new work, connect with one another, and participate in the conversation. All films in the program will be available online in the United States, with certain films opting for global availability. The full talks and events program, as well as the New Frontier section for XR and emerging media, will be available globally. The Festival runs from January 28 through February 3, 2021.“Even under these impossible circumstances artists are still finding paths to make bold and vital work in whatever ways they can,” says Tabitha Jackson, in her first year as Festival Director. “So Sundance, as a festival of discovery, will bring that work to its first audiences in whatever ways we can. The core of our Festival in the form of an online platform and socially distanced cinematic experiences is responsive to the pandemic and gives us the opportunity to reach new audiences, safely, where they are. […] For more, go to: (Source)

Sundance Institute debuts the teaser trailer for their 2021 Festival — which looks back at some iconic discoveries from decades of the Festival, including snippets from films that Sundance has premiered over the years and testimony from the likes of Ava DuVernay, Aubrey Plaza, and Eva Longoria about how every year, we come together as a community to explore the boldest new independent work.  Launched on Tuesday they also unveiled the brand-new, dedicated online home,, alongside a countdown clock, a brief note from new Festival Director Tabitha Jackson, and a link to the all-new 2021 Festival Merch Store. For more, go to: (Source)

Dear Friends, As we plan for our 2021 Festival — my first in the Director’s chair — and with submissions now open, I wanted to give you an early insight into how we are thinking. This is not an announcement, but rather an invitation into the process of building something together this year. There are very few certainties in these uncertain times, but we are lucky to have as our North Star a well-defined and decades-long mission of championing the independent voice. That mission — driven by our values of inclusion, equity, and accessibility — becomes more urgent with every passing day. We also have a world of artists making bold powerful work that creatively expresses a lived experience, reveals its complexities, delights in its absurdities, and challenges its injustices. And we have you — this community — which over the years has empowered us to do something extraordinary every January in Utah. With these elements magic can surely happen. Although it is fair to say that I had not factored a global pandemic and an international reckoning around racial justice into my job application, I did know that as we write the next chapter in the incredible history of […] For more, go to: (Source)