January 2021—
1:00 pm—2:30 pm

Zoom meeting

This is a funder-only gathering.

Are you participating in this year’s reimagined Sundance Film Festival, which is unfolding online for the first time ever via live premieres as well as on-demand second screenings of 70+ features, 50+ shorts, and dozens of events?

For the past six years, MIF has been gathering film funders at Sundance as a way to connect, share and learn from one another. Sundance 2021 will be no different. Even though we won’t be together in Park City, Utah, we’re planning to gather online to discuss your work, your priorities, and collaborations in the field.

Whether it’s your first Sundance experience, or you’re a seasoned pro, this film funder gathering is designed for you to learn about new projects and network with your colleagues. And we’re committed to giving you ample time to make the connections you need to help strengthen your work, and the field.

In addition to sharing your organization’s 2021 priorities, we’ll hear from Carrie Lozano, Sundance Institute’s Director of Documentary Film Program and co-founder and former director of IDA’s Enterprise Documentary Fund. The Enterprise Fund supports in-depth explorations of original, contemporary stories that integrate journalistic practices into the filmmaking process. We’ll also hear from two grantee filmmakers of the Enterprise Fund—Maisie Crow, director of “At The Ready,” which will premiere this year, and David France, who’s film “Welcome to Chechnya” premiered at Sundance 2020.

The discussion will be moderated by Jess Search, Chief Executive of Doc Society.