2022 Sundance Film Festival Unveils Beyond Film Line-Up – Deadline


The Sundance Institute right now unveiled the 2022 Sundance Film Festival’s Beyond Film line-up of occasions which are free to the general public. Speakers will embody such artists from this 12 months’s program as La Guerra Civil director Eva Longoria Bastón, Dual star Karen Gillan, Cha Cha Real Smooth and Am I OK? star Dakota Johnson, Alice star Keke Palmer and Lucy & Desi director Amy Poehler.

Beyond Film occasions will vary from artist talks to every day meetups and immersive experiences. Additional programming will embody the every day speak present How to Fest: Daily; a solo efficiency by a number of Emmy–successful artist, Lynette Wallworth; a sneak peek on the movie Oscar’s Comeback about Black movie pioneer Oscar Micheaux and a dialog with its administrators; Artist Spotlights with XR/VR/new media creators displaying work within the New Frontier part; a chat centered on the local weather disaster, and extra.

The in-person, Park City part of this 12 months’s competition was canceled lately for the second 12 months in a row, on account of security considerations amid the Covid surge. The fest will now happen nearly through this online platform, and on the bespoke immersive platform The Spaceship, with in-person screenings and competition conversations nonetheless to happen at seven satellite tv for pc venues throughout the nation throughout its second weekend.

Check out Sundance 2022’s full Beyond Film lineup beneath.


The Sundance Film Festival’s Power of Story occasions look to deepen public engagement with the artwork of storytelling, delve into cinema tradition, and rejoice artists whose work propels and reinvents the shape as we all know it. Presented by Netflix.

Sunday, January 23, 3-4:30 p.m.

Exciting boundaryless artists from a large cross part of inventive practices be part of us to make sense of the containers artists may be confined to, how the tradition shapes these containers, and the liberty present in exploding them. The fearlessness of those transgressive visionaries is a testomony to inventive integrity and its unbreakable hyperlink to independence. Presented by Netflix.

Featuring: Jeremy O. Harris (Zola), Roberta Colindrez (Vida), and Zackary Drucker (Framing Agnes)
Moderated by Alex Jung (Vulture)

Saturday, January 22–Tuesday, January 25

A collection of casual chats brings collectively particular company for thought-provoking encounters. Presented by Audible.

CINEMA CAFE: Karen Gillan (Dual) and Emma Thompson (Good Luck to You, Leo Grande).
Moderated by Shirley Li (The Atlantic)
Saturday, January 22, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

CINEMA CAFE: Eva Longoria Bastón (La Guerra Civil) and Amy Poehler (Lucy & Desi)
Moderated by Mandalit del Barco (NPR)
Sunday, January 23, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

CINEMA CAFE: Dakota Johnson (Cha Cha Real Smooth, Am I Ok?) and Keke Palmer (Alice)
Moderated by Hannah Giorgis (The Atlantic)
Monday, January 24, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

CINEMA CAFE: Fresh Faces
John Early (My Trip to Spain), Lily McInerny (Palm Trees and Power Lines), and Donald Elise Watkins (Emergency)
Moderated by Joey Soloway (Transparent)
Tuesday, January 25, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


The Big Conversation tackles science, artwork, tradition, and the actions which are fueling the imaginations of right now’s unbiased artists. A compelling collection of audio system talk about subjects centered on the themes of this 12 months’s program and discover broader developments in artwork and tradition world wide. In contemplating how artists — by means of their follow and their work — make which means of the world, we’re reminded that it’s the large dialog that connects us to the large concepts.

Saturday, January 22, 2-3:30 p.m.

Reflecting on how artists reply to what’s taking place world wide, this dialog  focuses on electrifying musicians and their inventive course of heightening the cinematic story by means of music and atmosphere. With origins in stay efficiency, this group has expanded their attain to composing for function size movies, animation and musicals, and will likely be discussing their work premiering at Sundance and past.

Featuring: Daniel Hart (The Green Knight), Saul Williams (Neptune Frost), and Drum & Lace (Summering)
Moderated by Dan Wilcox (KCRW)

Sunday, January 23, 2-2:30 p.m.

At this particular occasion celebrating Sundance Institute’s fortieth anniversary, we take a joyous look into the insurgent histories of award-winning, famend filmmakers who premiered their shorts and debut movies on the Festival. We’ll discover what their tales imply for the way forward for Sundance, consequent trailblazers, and unbiased cinema.

Featuring: Christine Choy (The Exiles), Cheryl Dunye (Greetings from Africa), Sterlin Harjo (Reservation Dogs)
Moderated by Eugene Hernandez (Deputy Executive Director of Film at Lincoln Center)

Monday, January 24, 2-3:30 p.m.

Legal Scholar and civil rights advocate Kimberlé W. Crenshaw returns to the Sundance Film Festival to reasonable a dialog interrogating how censorship, laws, and storytelling are making a distorted nationwide narrative, and the essential position of latest cinematic genres in difficult these myths.

Featuring: CJ Hunt (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah), David Blight (Sterling professor of American History, Yale University), Nikyatu Jusu (Nanny), Việt Thanh Nguyễn (Pulitzer Prize-winning author)
Moderated by Kimberlé W. Crenshaw (Executive Director, African American Policy Forum)

Tuesday, January 25, 2-3:30 p.m.

Cinema’s fascination with robots and machine intelligence goes again nearly so far as cinema itself, even when a few of movie and tv’s biggest characters won’t move the Turing take a look at (although, eerily, others would). Today’s research of robotics, engineering, synthetic intelligence, neural networks, and many others. yields an array of fascinating purposes, new applied sciences, and complicated questions, and the bogus beings as soon as so fanciful to Fritz Lang or Philip Okay. Dick now contain as a lot science as fiction. Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Featuring: Cynthia Breazeal (Associate Director, MIT Media Lab), Lisa Joy (Westworld), Kogonada (After Yang)


Consider this a brand new a part of your morning routine — a solution to get your thoughts proper and set the tone to your Festival adventures forward. Our host, Festival director Tabitha Jackson, will deliver collectively artists, programmers, and movie lovers to discover themes which are driving the competition and the initiatives featured in it. Daily from January 21-25 at 10 a.m. MT on competition.sundance.org. Presented by Acura.


HOW TO LIVE (After you Die)
Monday, January 24, 11th of September p.m.

Renowned for her crystalline, deeply humane reflections on spirituality, expertise, and the pure world, a number of Emmy Award-winning artist Lynette Wallworth turns the lens on herself within the solo efficiency HOW TO LIVE (After You Die). With tenderness, intimacy, and wry humor, Wallworth recounts her coming-of-age in a radical Christian neighborhood and, by travelling by means of her acclaimed works, charts an artist’s journey to reclaim her voice. This presentation will likely be adopted by a stay dialog with Lynette Wallworth and moderated by Tabitha Jackson.

Performance by Lynette Wallworth

Monday, January 24, 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Director Lisa Collins and Co-Director Mark Schwartzburt have created an epic that brilliantly transports black movie pioneer Oscar Micheaux into our politically polarized current. Seventeen years within the making, Oscar’s Comeback, options profoundly resonant themes and an unimaginable kaleidoscope of characters, together with Micheaux because the godfather of unbiased cinema. This particular showcase will embody a energetic dialog with the creators and a sneak peek at  scenes from the 5 hour movie.

Featuring: Lisa Collins, Mark Schwartzburt (Oscar’s Comeback)
In dialog with: Jacqueline Stewart (Chief Artistic and Programming Officer, Academy Museum of Motion Pictures)


Sundance Collab is a digital vacation spot for unbiased artists in any respect phases of their inventive journeys to study and join. This international neighborhood is a protected and nurturing area of inclusion and belonging. Learn extra at https://collab.sundance.org

Friday, January 21, 4:30-6 p.m. MT

A candid roundtable dialogue with Festival filmmakers concerning the means of getting their quick movies made and seen, from conception by means of Sundance exhibition, and a sneak peek at their movies enjoying at this 12 months’s Festival. Following the dialog, we invite attendees to remain for informal networking in breakout rooms.

Featuring: Olive Nwosu (Egungun), William David Caballero (Chilly and Milly), and Sky Hopkina (Kicking the Clouds)
Moderated by Liz Nord (Director of Content, Sundance Collab)


Thursday, January 27, 2022, 10-11:30 a.m. MT

Creator Meetups function candid discussions with artists and media professionals round well timed and significant points within the movie and tv business, adopted by breakout teams the place creators can meet and proceed their conversations. Join us for a dialogue with Sundance filmmakers on put together for, and take advantage of out of, your first main movie competition expertise.

Featuring: Kara Durrett (Producer, Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul) and Chase Joynt (Director, Framing Agnes)

Moderated by Abiram Brizuela (Director, Sundance Artist Community)


Presented by the Sundance Collective

The Festival’s Daily Artist Meetups present a chance for Festivalgoers to satisfy unbiased storytellers from the Sundance Institute artist neighborhood and past. Each session is preceded by a thought-provoking dialog between Sundance Artists and leads from varied Institute applications.

Friday, January 21, 11:30-1:00 PM.
Daily Artist Meetup: Welcome To The 2022 Sundance Film Festival

Featuring: Tabitha Jackson (Director, Sundance Film Festival & Public Programs), Gina Duncan (Producing Director, Sundance Institute), Shari Frilot (Chief Curator, New Frontier and Sr. Film Programmer, Sundance Film Festival), Karim Ahmad (Director, Outreach & Inclusion, Sundance Institute), Brenda Coughlin (Director, Engagement & Advocacy, Sundance Institute)

Saturday, January 22, 11:30-1:00 PM.
Daily Artist Meetup: The Leap From Short To Feature

Featuring: Francisca Alegría (Writer/Director, The Cow Who Sang A Song Into the Future),  Nikyatu Jusu (Nanny)

Sunday, January 23, 11:30-1:00 PM.
Daily Artist Meetup: Cinema from Kahiki to Kaimukī

Featuring: Alika Maikau Tengan (Writer/Director, Every Day In Kaimukī)
Moderator: Cheryl Hirasa, (Interim Executive Director, Pacific Islanders in Communications)

Monday, January 24, 11:30 – 1:00 PM.
Daily Artist Meetup: Creative Financing, A Case Study on Jockey

Featuring: Clint Bentley (Writer/Director/Producer) and Greg Kwedar (Writer/Producer)

Tuesday, January 25, 11:30 – 1:00 PM.
Daily Artist Meetup: The Future Of Streaming

Featuring: Leaders from high streaming companies

Presented by Women at Sundance
Friday, January 21, 2-3:30 p.m.

Artists are urgently wanted to interpret the current disaster and picture a climate-just future. Hear from our recruiters: youth and Indigenous motion leaders, policymakers, and scientists, and be part of the dialogue about how we will work collectively collectively like by no means earlier than.

Recruiters: Andrea Ixchíu Hernández (Maya Okay’iche’ chief and filmmaker, Guatemala), Geeta Persad (local weather scientist, USA), Vanessa Nakate (local weather justice activist, Uganda), Farhana Yamin (local weather authorized advisor, UK)

Moderated by Megha Agrawal Sood (Head of Climate Story Unit, Doc Society), Emily Wanja (Global Community Manager, Climate Story Unit, Doc Society)

Saturday, January 22, 4-6:00 p.m.

The previous two years have incubated new and evolving actions within the media arts system, creating pathways to a radically aspirational future. In this participatory worldbuilding expertise, step right into a portal to that future with artists, activists, and business members. Together they’ll share prototypes, provocations, and artifacts from an imagined future media-arts ecosystem centered in justice, abundance, and pleasure.

Featuring: Sabrina Schmidt Gordon (Producer, To The End), Andria Wilson Mirza (Director, ReFrame), Yasmin Dunn (Director of Education & Outreach, Hollywood Commission)
Facilitated by: Karim Ahmad (Director, Outreach & Inclusion, Sundance Institute), Brenda Coughlin (Director, Engagement & Advocacy, Sundance Institute), Tony Patrick (Artist, Beyond the Breakdown, Sundance ‘21)


Our Artist Spotlight collection brings New Frontier artists into dialog with audiences about their provocative works and inventive follow in stimulating, informative, and interesting methods.

Online, The Spaceship’s Cinema House will host Artist Spotlight shows by every of the New Frontier artist groups. Afterward, artists will likely be out there to mingle and have interaction in dialog with audiences.

New Frontier Artist Spotlight: This is Not a Ceremony
Friday, January 21, 1 p.m.

New Frontier Artist Spotlight: ATUA
Friday, January 21, 4 p.m.

New Frontier Artist Spotlight: The Inside World
Saturday, January 22, midday

New Frontier Artist Spotlight: On The Morning You Wake (To the End of the World)
Saturday, January 22, 7 p.m.

New Frontier Artist Spotlight: Child of Empire
Sunday, January 23, midday

New Frontier Artist Spotlight: Suga’- A Live Virtual Dance Performance
Monday, January 24, 7 p.m.

New Frontier Artist Spotlight: The State of Global Peace
Tuesday, January 25, 6 p.m.

New Frontier Artist Spotlight: They Dream in My Bones – Insemnopedy II
Wednesday, January twenty sixth, midday

New Frontier Artist Spotlight: Diagnosia
Wednesday, January twenty sixth, 2 p.m.

New Frontier Artist Spotlight: Gondwana
Wednesday, January 26, 8 p.m.

New Frontier Artist Spotlight: Seven Grams
Thursday, January 27, 2 p.m.

New Frontier Artist Spotlight: Surrogate
Thursday, January twenty seventh, 7 p.m.

New Frontier Artist Spotlight: 32 Sounds
Wednesday, January 27, 9 p.m.

New Frontier Artist Spotlight: Flat Earth VR
Friday, January twenty eighth, midday

Web 3.0 / NFT Meetups

Saturday, January 22, 2 p.m., Online
Sunday, January 23, 2 p.m., Online
Friday, January 28, 2 p.m, Online

Facilitated by Amelia Winger-Bearskin (Banks Preeminence Chair AI & the Arts, University of Florida) & Jesse Damiani (Founder, Postreality Labs)

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