While there are numerous opportunities for filmmakers looking to begin their careers with a solid foundation and support system, few this good are age-specific. Sundance Institute and Adobe Project 1324 are teaming up once again for the Sundance Ignite program, a year-long mentorship program for 15 filmmakers between the ages of 18-24.
Created as a way to bring younger filmmakers into the growing Sundance family, Sundance Ignite seeks filmmakers with short films that show "what stories ignite you and demonstrate the power of film to ignite creativity, passion, and impact." Below is a sample of last year's fellows.
Sounds like a great, productive time, yeah? If you meet the age requirements, you can apply here. You will need to submit a one-to-eight minute short film (narrative or documentary-based) that emphasizes the mandate above. You will also need to complete the written portion of the application in order to be considered.
If selected, your fellowship will kick off at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, where you will be able to spend the Park City fest watching great movies and meeting the filmmakers who brought them to life. You will be assigned a Sundance Alumni Mentor, who will work with you throughout the year-long fellowship, as the Sundance Institute provides additional benefits that will help you establish your foot in the door.