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2018 Time Warner Native Producer Application


In 2012 Sundance Institute deepened its commitment to Native artists by launching a Native Producers Fellowship with the support of the Time Warner Foundation. The Fellowship identifies emerging Native producers and supports their professional growth and the development of their film projects. Created in a response to a crucial need to cultivate more Native producers who can manage production; oversee packaging, financing, and distribution; and engage with the marketplace; this Initiative aims to support the sustainability and longevity of Native artists throughout their careers.

The Fellowship will support two US-based Fellows and their attendance at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2018, where they will participate in the Festival’s Native Forum, and later in 2018 attend the Sundance Institute’s Creative Producing Summit in the summer. The Fellowship will also include a project support grant and travel to an international film market. Producers with different levels of experience working in feature film and documentary are encouraged to apply.

Alumni of this Fellowship whose projects have been completed and gone on to achieve success include Jonny Cournoyer (Sicangu Lakota;  Across The Creek), Kaz Kipp (Nez Perce/U matilla; Alaska Is A Drag), and Blake Pickens (Chicksaw Nation; The Land), among many others.
In order for projects to be considered, applicants must include the following:

● Completed application and demographic questionnaire 
● Resume and bio of the Producer
● Links and samples of previous works produced
● Feature Film or Documentary film synopsis

Applicants may only submit one project per round of consideration. Multiple projects will not be considered. All projects considered will be notified by early December.