2021 SIO Diversity Pass Program Open for Submissions!

For the third year, through a partnership with the Film Festival Alliance, the Sundance Industry Office (SIO) will offer five complimentary and five discounted SIO Industry Passes for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. This opportunity is open to FFA members who identify as historically underrepresented festival professionals in an effort to cultivate diversity within the film festival industry. In 2020, all the recipients were women, four identified as queer, and the group represented African-American, Asian-American, Latina, Afro-Caribbean, Black-Canadian cultures, the Immigrant population, the over-50 population and the disabled community. Of the 10 recipients, 8 were first time Sundance attendees.

All applicants must be current members of FFA, or belong to an organization who is a current member; and may not have received a comp SIO Industry Pass for the 2019 or 2020 Sundance Film Festivals. Follow this link to complete the application by December 1st.

  • If your organization is already an SIO member, you will not need to register through the SIO office, and may still apply to obtain an SIO Pass after October 19th if you are not selected for the Diversity Pass Initiative.
  • If you/your organization is NOT an SIO member, you will also need to email SIO@sundance.org to in addition to filling out the Diversity Pass Program application. If you are selected for the Diversity Pass Initiative, you will automatically be enrolled as an SIO member. If you are not selected for the initiative, you will need to wait for your SIO membership application to be approved in order to purchase a pass
  • For current SIO members, please wait to register for your SIO pass until you have received a decision about your Diversity Pass Initiative application.