2022 Sundance Film Festival: Asia returns for in-person festival and events on 25-28 August, 2022

Posted by Larry Gleeson

2022 Sundance Film Festival: Asia Short Film Competition submissions open
Calling for entries from Indonesian filmmakers now till 31 May, 2022


Sundance Film Festival: Asia, introduced by the Sundance Institute and XRM Media is proud to announce the return of the 2022 version of the Festival on Thursday 25th Sunday 28th August, 2022 in Jakarta, Indonesia with help from IDN Media.

The Festival will happen in individual and embrace movie screenings and panels catered to Indonesian audiences and further events to reinforce the expertise, all to be introduced in the summertime.


Tabitha Jackson, Festival Director of the Sundance Film Festival

Were thrilled to have the ability to proceed working with XRM Media to current the Festival in individual this 12 months in Jakarta. It is a strong alternative to share new impartial movies we love with engaged audiences in Indonesia, mentioned Tabitha Jackson, Festival Director of the Sundance Film Festival.


William Utomo, Chief Operating Officer, IDN Media, states that “We are very excited to work together to create the in-person festival experience and continue to serve the best interest of movie lovers in Indonesia. We hope that the Sundance platform can continue to push the movie industry forward.”


Beyond our Festival in January, we try all year long to search out extra rising filmmakers around the globe working within the quick movie type, mentioned Mike Plante, Senior Programmer for Short Films. Last 12 months our quick movie competitors was a improbable success. We cherished the submissions, showcased ten of them in Sundance Asia, and have been thrilled to have two of them at our Festival final January. Really excited to see extra this 12 months.


To proceed the help of Indonesian filmmakers, the Festival will once more maintain the Sundance Film Festival: Asia Short Film Competition, sponsored by Argo. Filmmakers can submit quick movies throughout any style or theme which have been accomplished on or after 1 January 2020, with a period between 3 to twenty minutes. Submissions at the moment are open by way of 31 May 2022 to Indonesian residents dwelling domestically or overseas, 18 years or older.

A jury of representatives from the Sundance Institute, IDN Pictures, and Argo will curate a program of quick movies from among the many competitors submissions. The jury can even choose a Jury Award winner, which can obtain a $2000 USD money prize sponsored by Argo. The jury consists of:

    • Kim Yutani, Director of Programming, Sundance Film Festival
    • Heidi Zwicker, Senior Programmer, Sundance Film Festival
    • Mike Plante, Senior Programmer, Short Film, Sundance Film Festival
    • Susanti Dewi, Head of IDN Pictures
    • Amanda Salazar, Head of Programming and Acquisitions, Argo

Official chosen shorts might be screened on Argo on the 2022 Sundance Film Festival: Asia in August and provided worldwide digital distribution on the platform post-festival. These movies can even be robotically submitted for consideration within the 2023 Sundance Film Festival.



For additional data on submission procedures and guidelines and rules, please go to the Sundance Asia Film Freeway web page: https://filmfreeway.com/SundanceAsia


About Sundance Institute
As a champion and curator of impartial tales for the stage and display, the nonprofit Sundance Institute gives and preserves the house for artists in movie, theatre, movie composing, and digital media to create and thrive. Founded in 1981 by Robert Redford, the Institute’s signature Labs, granting, and mentorship applications that are devoted to creating new work and happen all year long within the U.S. and internationally, are supported largely by way of contributed income. Sundance Collab, a digital neighborhood platform, brings artists collectively to be taught from one another and Sundance Advisors and join in a inventive house, creating and sharing works in progress. The Sundance Film Festival and different public applications join audiences and artists to ignite new concepts, discovering unique voices, and construct a neighborhood devoted to impartial storytelling. Sundance Institute has supported initiatives comparable to CODA, Clemency, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, Zola, Time, MInari, Boys State, The Farewell, Honeyland, One Child Nation, The Souvenir, The Infiltrators, Sorry to Bother You, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Hereditary, Call Me By Your Name, Get Out, The Big Sick, Mudbound, Fruitvale Station, City So Real, Top of the Lake, Between the World & Me, Wild Goose Dreams and Fun Home.

About XRM Media
XRM Media is an award-winning leisure and media expertise firm devoted to supporting, producing, and financing diversity-driven, multicultural content material throughout all mediums with its international companions. Through unconventional pondering, using our various portfolio of investments, and taking dangers on initiatives we consider inXRM defies standard expectations in each the standard and new media house to attach a world viewers with resonant and highly effective tales.

About IDN Media
IDN Media is the main media platform firm for Millennials and Gen Z in Indonesia, with over 70 million Monthly Active Users (MAU). Our imaginative and prescient is to democratize data and deliver optimistic impacts to the society.

About Argo
Argo is the streaming platform on a mission to vary the way in which you watch, share and uncover movie. Argo is constructing a neighborhood; connecting filmmakers to audiences, and that includes all genres of quick movies curated into themed playlists by movie festivals, filmmakers, and influencers from around the globe.
Argo makes certain that filmmakers receives a commission! The platform works on a revenue-share foundation with a purpose to make sure filmmakers have the chance to really showcase their work, whereas entertaining and inspiring the brand new wave of impartial movie..

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