2019 Sundance Film Festival: Amid Record High Submissions, Announcing New Hires, Talent Forum, Data-Driven Demographic Initiatives & Critic Stipends

“The Institute’s new Press Inclusion Initiative includes stipend grants to defray travel and lodging costs for over fifty freelance critics and journalists, with founding support from The Nathan Cummings Foundation Emerson Collective, Ford Foundationthe John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Netflix, Open Society Foundations, and Rotten Tomatoes . Ford Foundation, with additional support from The Nathan Cummings Foundation, Emerson Collective, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and Open Society Foundations, will host a panel and welcome reception for stipended critics, supporters and select industry members on Day 1 of the Festival. Collaborative supporters of the initiative include the African American Film Critics Association, Blackhouse Foundation, The Black List, Center for Asian American Media, Easterseals Southern California, Firelight Media, MACRO Muslim Public Affairs Council – Hollywood Bureau, National Association of Latino Independent Producers, NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists, TIME’S UP, USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative and Women In Film. Stipends will be awarded upon application by a panel that includes Chaz EbertFranklin Leonard and Sukhdev Sandhu. For details on applying for stipends, contact press@sundance.org.”

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