Sundance Institute

Since 2005, the Sundance Institute and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation have partnered to support the presentation and celebration of films with science or technology-based themes through the Science-in-Film Initiative. The Sloan Commissioning Grant and Sloan Fellowship provide filmmakers with financial and creative support to foster the development of their science-themed projects, and the Sloan Prize is awarded at the Sundance Film Festival to a writer and director for their feature film. The partnership encourages emerging filmmakers to create and present films that heighten public awareness of science in our culture.


Anne Lai
Creative Producing Initiatives Director

Elizabeth Greenway
Director, Foundation and Government Giving
Sundance Institute
5900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90036
310.360.1981 ext. 2311

Sundance Institute Grantees:
I Origins
Prodigal Summer
Robot & Frank
The Absence Sonata
The Buried Life
Valley of Saints