Independent Film, Filmmaking, and the Sundance Film Festival

Upper-level intensive seminar course engages film theory, history, and practice through the lens of the Sundance Film Festival. A week of intensive screening and discussion at Sundance inspires further critical and creative work on campus, with an emphasis on collaborative practices.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

1 unit — Nelson

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Independent Film, Filmmaking, and the Sundance Film Festival investigates film theory, history, and practice through the lens of the Sundance Film Festival. Students will engage in a week-long trip to the Sundance Film Festival in order to inspire critical and creative work on campus.
Photo of a class in front of the Egyptian Theatre in Park City, Utah.
Image by Clay Haskell.
The premier festival for independent cinema in the U.S., the Sundance Film Festival has launched the careers of many contemporary auteurs, including the Coen Brothers, David O. Russell, Wes Anderson, P.T. Anderson, Quentin Tarantino, and Steven Soderbergh. This course provides the opportunity for advanced film students to hone their own creative and critical visions by viewing and discussing a wide variety of world premiere films, as well as by attending talks by filmmakers, businesspeople, scholars, and critics in the vibrant environment of Sundance. These interactions will be grounded in and stimulate further study in film history, criticism, and practice on campus. The course will explicitly privilege the connection between theory and practice and will help build collaborative relationships among students.

Offerings

Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Spring 2022 Block 5 Independent Film, Filmmaking, and the Sundance Film Festival Dylan Nelson Cornerstone Art Center 107 16 / -3 05/19/2022
Spring 2023 Block 5 Independent Film, Filmmaking, and the Sundance Film Festival Dylan Nelson TBA 16 / 16 05/19/2022
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